Ouch: One water shutoff gone wrong
June 27, 2012
The City of Cedar Rapids is on the hook for a lot of water damage to a home after a water utility employee thought he had shut off water to the house
in anticipation of it being vacant all last winter -- but he had apparently unwittingly closed the wrong valve. It's obviously a case of a totally honest mistake, but it goes to show just how much damage can happen when water service lines freeze and break.