For those of you who don't live in Ukraine, can you solve this riddle?
Our washing machine broke and today the repairmen came to take it away and fix it. In the process of disconnecting the water intake, the valve broke and was spraying water everywhere with unstoppable pressure. Water was flooding the bathroom and pouring out into the kitchen. George yelled, "Turn off the electricity!" How can turning off the electricity to our apartment stop the water from flowing?
Prize goes to first person not experienced with life in Ukraine who can correctly solve the riddle. If you live or have lived in Ukraine, you're not allowed to give away the answer.