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Dartford resident living with mysterious noise - can you help find out what it could be?

14:59 23 September 2016

Temple Hill, in Dartford

Temple Hill, in Dartford

Archant

So far no source has been found

A Dartford resident has been living with bad vibrations for more than a year – with no explanation to the mysterious noise.

Katherine Turner from Temple Hill first noticed a noise, described as ‘low voltage sound waves’, in her home in the spring of 2015.

But as winter 2016 beckons, the pensioner is no closer to finding out the source of the noise, which keeps her up at night and forces her out of the house during the day.

When the noise first started, Mrs Turner went to Dartford council to get to the bottom of the noise, which she has described to us.

“It’s very strange, it just seems to resonate around the air in the house, it isn’t like a hum. It’s very difficult to explain.”

But the council proved unhelpful in their investigations.

A spokesperson explained: “The council’s housing, environmental health and planning teams have all visited Ms Turner’s home to try to identify the noise that she can hear.

“As Ms Turner owns her property and no statutory noise nuisance has been found, there is nothing else we can do.

“We have suggested that she contacts her water company to see if they can investigate the pipes beneath her property if she is still concerned.”

Mrs Turner has told The Reporter she has spoken to Thames Water engineers in the past.

But Thames Water has been unable to reveal the source of the mysterious noise.

The water company told us: “We’ve visited Ms Turner’s home a number of times to investigate her concerns and there are definitely no issues with any of our clean water or wastewater pipes.

“We’ve written to her many times to explain this and suggested other agencies who may be able to help her further.

“We’ve also visited a number of Ms Turner’s neighbours, who are served by the same pipes as her home is, and none of them reported any noises or had any complaints about their water.”

Mrs Turner, who has lived in Dartford for more than 30 years, says her neighbours have heard the noise whilst inside her house.

The resident also thought a local building site may have been involved, but Barratt home told The Reporter there is no evidence the company is behind the noise.

Do you know the potential cause of the noise, or are you suffering with the same sound? Let us know at luke.may@archant.co.uk.

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