There have been reports of the increasing number of drain covers exploding across the country due to the heavy rain, a local neighbour of ours heard a bang followed by a cloud of smoke or steam coming out of the stop tap in the street, she phoned the water company who spoke to her as though she was daft as smoke could hardly come out of the cold water supply. She then phoned the electric company and they dealt with it, water was getting into a power cable, I had a chat with the chaps repairing it as. I assumed it would have blown a fuse but because it was out in the street this did not happen. If you stood close to it you could hear it making a noise like a boiling kettle. Fixed within 4hours of being reported.