The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 004 : TAXATION(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 114)
§ 3-114. Council to establish and prescribe nature of connections
The City Council shall establish rates to be paid for the use of water supplied by the City water works which shall be called "service rates." Such service rates and the rates for electricity supplied at retail by the electric light plant shall be and hereby are made a lien in the nature of a tax upon the real estate so supplied with water and electricity and shall be collected and enforced under such regulations and ordinances as the City Council shall prescribe. The City Council may by ordinance prescribe the nature and character of connections between the water mains and lands and buildings to be supplied with water and what lands and buildings shall be so connected and when, under what circumstances, and in what manner, and that the connections and all repairs to the same shall be made by the City at the expense of the owner of the property, and that the cost of all materials and labor for the same may be charged against the owner of the property served, and shall be a lien in the nature of a tax upon the real estate so supplied with water, and may likewise prescribe the means of collecting and enforcing such lien and payment of all such charges.