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We have a well. It always gave us clear water until the pump broke. Mt husband replaced the pump and ever since the water is brown, rusty dirty. He let water flow out with a garden hose for several days, the problem still exists. Do you think it is the pipes, pump, or are there chemicals to put in the well to clear the problem? Do you have any solutions we could perhaps try? Thank you

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Sounds to me like the pump is disturbing the sediment in the bottom of the well when it energizes. You could try placing the pump in perferated sleeve if it is a deep well pump. Or maybe a 5 gallon bucket with perferations cut in it, in case it will not fit in a sleeve.

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