(A)   Utility easements, not less than 20 feet wide for sanitary sewers and water mains and not less than 15 feet wide for gas, electric, telephone and cable television, shall be provided where necessary. Normally, in the case of abutting lots, an equal amount should be taken from each lot.
   (B)   Property owners may (at their own risk) plant shrubbery or hedges or install fences on the easement areas.
   (C)   Utilities (private and public), however, in order to have access for repair shall have the election to destroy said improvements and restore the area only by grading and seeding, or to have alternate access through the owner’s property.
(1999 Code, § 34-5-38)