Should a private property owner fail, refuse or neglect to replace, repair or maintain an existing supplying or connecting water pipe, as those pipes are defined in § 52.30, and should such failure and neglect cause, or have the potential to cause, damage to the water system of the city, loss of water from the city water system, or otherwise result in a danger to the health, welfare and safety of the public, or the municipally owned water system, then the municipality shall have the authority to enter upon the private premises of the property owner and to make such repairs as may be necessary to eliminate the hazard to the water system and the health, welfare and safety of the public.
(Ord. passed 4-27-1987)