Groups Seek UN Help to Restore Detroit Water Service ... Read this article about the water problem in Detroit. Do hope that something will be done. Not having water running is terrible.. I would rather my phone off than my water. This lady has to use bottle water to wash dishes...this can be very tedious indeed. I checked my water bill this month (this is for two months) and it is 70 Barbados dollars...roughly 35USD...I should count myself grateful. There are other problems linked to this water problem and it seems to be getting worse.