The current cold snap is keeping the Louisville Water Company very busy.
Several burst pipes sent crews scrambling to make repairs on Friday morning.
As the temperature goes down, the number of water main breaks here in Louisville goes up.
A water main break near Iroquois Park only affected seven customers, but crews also worked on several different breaks all over the city.
"We know it's a huge inconvenience for those seven, but it could have been a lot worse," said Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing-Smith.
The break at Palatka Road and Bruce Avenue involved an 8-inch cast iron pipe, which broke underground.
"Probably due to the cold weather. It's cold, there's no doubt about that," said Dearing-Smith.
The break shut down the intersection of Palatka Road and Bruce Avenue.
"It's freezing. I don't even go out there, it is so cold," said Ashley Lewallen
The pipe broke just outside Lewallen's home.
"This morning, my mom woke up and all the water was off," said Lewallen
Lewallen helps her mother take care of her grandfather. She said without city water, her grandfather could be in danger.
"She was freaking out pretty bad because my grandfather gets medicine with his water and it's very vital that he gets that," said Lewallen.
Louisville Water Company stepped up. Crews dropped off several gallons of water to help the family out.
"On any given year we average around 500 to 600 water main breaks a year," said Dearing-Smith.
Water officials said so far this year, things have been pretty normal, but last winter was a different story.
"Last year during the polar vortex we had nearly 400 water main breaks in a two month period. We have seen nothing like that right now, we have had about 11 or 12 this week which is pretty typical," said Dearing-Smith.
The water main break at Palatka and Bruce was expected to take all day to repair.
Louisville Water Company officials saidthe average water main break takes about four to six hours to fix.
Louisville Water spends about $10 million every year maintaining their pipes in order to minimize the number of repairs.