I shudder to imagine the water bill. Think: one of your children turning the water on full power, plugging the sink and then going to bed.
Round One: gather every towel in the entire house and blot the water using foot power.
Round Two: Dry towels in the dryer then blot using children power.
Round Three: Try sucking out as much water as possible using a Shop Vac and discover that it is futile.
Round Four: Rent a High Powered Fan from the Hardware Store and run it on High for 24 Hours
Round Five: Call the Carpet Cleaner guy down the road and pay him to use his high powered Shop Vac to extract as much water as possible.
I can't say we won this round but our carpet is clean and dry and the children had a lot of fun experimenting with wind energy. They made Lego cars, helicopters, and boats to be driven across the floor by the air. Liberty summited Everest with her efforts at moving against air.
One plus was that all the children's hair dried very quickly after their baths, and since we did not have any clean towels we just air dried! Just kidding but it isn't a bad idea.