A.   Permit Required: No person shall make any excavation in the street for the purpose of laying water pipes or tap any water or service pipe laid down without written permission from the superintendent of public works, and then only such persons as are authorized to perform such work shall do the same, and the particular person to be employed shall, in each case, be named in the permit. (1916 Code § 10-3)
   B.   Excavation Of Frozen Ground: No person shall make any excavation in any street or highway within four and one-half feet (41/2') of any laid water pipe while the ground is frozen except by special order of the superintendent of public works or the village trustees. (1916 Code § 10-4)