It happened just before 3 p.m. Neighbors noticed the street start to buckle and then a rush of water shooting from the street. Surveillance cameras caught the whole thing on video.
One of the homeowners hit the hardest watched as the river of water flowed his direction.
"I was standing right here the second the water started coming down the road," said Steve Burrows. "It was actually flowing over the curb here so the whole front lawn here was a river."
Murray City Fire crews turned off the water as soon as they could, but the damage was already done.
Perry Mack told ABC 4 Utah, "I had water basically up to my knees in my basement."
As soon as the water was shut off Murray public works crews began working to dig up the busted pipe. It's still unclear how much water actually escaped.
Murray City Fire Department Spokesperson Russ Groves told ABC 4 Utah, "When it's underground, until it starts to bubble out of the ground it's hard to say how much water was there."
One thing that was easy to see was how the community came together to help the two homeowners hit the hardest.
"I am absolutely amazed at what the neighbors have done," said Mack. "People from all over. We probably had 50-60 people here helping bail the water out; doing whatever they could to help."
"The community was just unbelievable," Burrows said. "This whole entire thing happened maybe three and a half hours ago and we're already at the point now where we're pretty cleaned up."
City property assessors were already out Sunday after the incident, but homeowners who have any additional damage are asked to call the Murray Public Works Department Monday morning.