SADIEVILLE, Ky (WKYT) - A failed pressure-reducing valve in a water line leading into Sadieville meant pressure to people's homes spiked last week.
"A shower head blew off in his upstairs bathroom," Travelin Conn said friends had damage. She says an underground pipe on her property burst.
"This is the second plumber now out on the job and he said it was extraordinary pressure," said Conn.
She soon heard she wasn't the only person with a problem.
"I started going door-to-door," she said.
Sadieville Mayor Claude Christensen says he didn't know what to make of it at first.
"I'd be watering the garden or the grass and it would just blow the whole end of it off. I thought that was curious but I figured it was just a fault in the end of the hose," he said.
Crews have replaced the valve, but some damage has already been done.
"Blown water heaters, blown joints, blown fixtures," said Christensen.
Officials with Kentucky American Water tell me they'll be working with customers to make sure any repairs they had to do would be covered.
"We're happy with Kentucky American from the standpoint that they came and they saw and they conquered. We just want to see now that the residents, as they clean up, have a fair treatment," said Christensen.
Kentucky American Water officials said fewer than ten people experienced damage.
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