Water pipes lie underground therefore to repair them they need to dig, break roads and remove asphalt. Basically, I have no comment about the way they actually fixed the pipe but they never fixed the road after, NEVER! Hm, probably I know why - they are responsible only for pipes but not for the roads :)
Here is the chronology:
Day 1. They start digging.
Day 2. It starts raining and they stop working on pipe.
Day 3-4. Keeps on raining..
Day 5-6. Weekend.
Day 7. Bravo! They continued their work!
Day 8-9-10. Working, working, working
Day 11. The work is finished. Here is the result (what we have even now, 3 weeks later):