413.1. The municipality may, at the expense of the owner, construct private conduits, water intakes and sewer outlets and connect private conduits with public conduits. For that purpose, the council may, by by-law,
(1) prescribe that all works to effect the connection be performed by the municipality or be performed under the supervision of its representative;
(2) prescribe that the owner deposit before the works begin a sum fixed by the council to ensure immediate payment of the total cost of the works;
(3) prescribe the mode, materials and time of construction and connection.
Any sum owed by the owner under the first paragraph constitutes a prior claim on the immovable in respect of which the works are performed, of the same nature and with the same rank as the claims described in paragraph 5 of article 2651 of the Civil Code of Québec (Statutes of Québec, 1991, chapter 64). The cost is secured by a legal hypothec on the immovable.