Upon written notice by the Superintendent of th Department of Utilities, the property owner, occupant, or lessee of any property adjacent to a public water supply main shall without delay cause the building to be connected by a service line to the water supply system. Every building hereafter erected shall be connected with the water system at the time of its construction. In the event that any property owner, occupant, or lessee shall neglect, fail, or refuse, within a period of ten days after notice has been given him or her to do so by registered mail or by publication in a newspaper in or of general circulation in the municipality, to make the connection, the Board of Public Works shall have the power to cause the same to be done to assess the cost thereof against the property, and to collect the assessment thus made in the manner provided for collection of other special taxes and assessments.
Penalty, see § 52.99