[Amended 10-9-2000 by Ord. No. 31-00]
All persons, firms and corporations owning any structures which require any use of water or sewer and which are located upon a parcel of land abutting any public right-of-way or easement wherein there is located a functioning water or sewer main, which main is part of the Village of Belgium water or sewer utility system, shall be connected to such water or sewer main in the manner prescribed by the Village and shall be using the water and sewer of the Village of Belgium utility system. In the case of annexation of territory to the Village, all persons, firms and corporations within the annexed territory shall comply with this provision within one year of such time as a functioning water or sewer main is installed in a right-of-way or easement abutting their property.
The Village shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer laterals running from the main in the public right-of-way or easement to the curb stop box valve. The property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer laterals running from the curb stop box valve to the structure served by such laterals.
In the event any person, firm or corporation fails to connect to the municipal water supply or sewer system as required by § 225-1 hereof within 10 days after notice in writing to do so, or fails to maintain or repair a lateral as required by § 225-2 hereof within three days after notice in writing to do so, the Village may impose a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-5 of this Code or cause the connection or maintenance or repair to be made, and the expense thereof shall be assessed as a special tax against the property pursuant to Village ordinances and the statutes of the State of Wisconsin.