Yes, water is a good conductor of electricity. The problem with water getting into electronics is that the electricity starts to flow to places within the equipment where it is not supposed to go. When you look inside an electrical appliance or electronic device you will see many pathways that are designed for the electricity to travel. These can be wires or circuits on a circuit board. These pathways are carefully designed for the appliance or device to work properly. When water gets into an appliance or device it flows across the water to another part of the system. This is called a "short circuit." Some parts of an appliance or device can be very sensitive to large amounts of electricity and will burn out when too much electricity runs through them. This is often when a device or appliance will stop working.