KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - People in one Kalamazoo neighborhood took complaints to the city Wednesday evening, saying they have had to deal with annoying noise and vibrations from a water pump station for five years.
About 20 people from the Fairmont neighborhood showed up to a meeting with city officials Wednesday evening, and the city says a solution can be worked out.
Resident Arlene Larson hired an audio specialist to take readings and offer solutions. She said she's at her breaking point and needs the disturbance to stop.
"When I lay down to sleep, I feel my body vibrating, as does a neighbor of mine. We have cracks in our houses," Larson said.
The pump station was installed in 1995. In the last five years, a low-pitched buzzing noise and vibrations have developed.
It's not loud. When a 24 Hour News 8 photographer was at her house, he couldn't hear it. The problem is it's a constant buzz and shakes everything.
Neighbors say they are losing their sanity and some are concerned for their health.
The city will conduct a study and determine the best solution. Kalamazoo Public Service Director Sue Foune said it can be fixed.
"It may cost quite a bit of money to do it, but it depends on what it takes to fix the problem," she said. "We will just dedicate the money to the project."
But it's not yet known when the problem will be fixed. One estimate given at the meeting was that it could take a year.
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