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Well water comes out brown, low pressure

Well water comes out a brownish color from all faucets, water pressure is very low, happened sort of suddenly.

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Picking up sediment[silt-mud-dirt] holding tank probably bottom filled with it turn off well and flush out holding and hot water tank if one and install inline filter after holding tank to stop any further debris getting into water lines your pump is sucking the silt up from the well usually happens to places that have had really bad rain season or flooding

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I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

You want to know if you can fix a sudden low volume /pressure delivery problem on an American Standard model AS4205100 H7, one hole / single lever with pullout spray And is it fixable by owner?

Yes and maybe!

All plumbing systems are plauged with debrie buildup. Every time you turn on a faucet the water starts moving and will bring bits of debrie up from the water main or well. Most are small and will pass through to be caught by the screen in the aireator. Sometimes a relatively large piece comes along and dosen't make it through to the screen. It is stuck in the body of the valve.
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