Originally Posted by jvanvliet
That pump must be sucking the a$$ out of that well to produce clumps of dirt. I'd still check the water at the pump before making major investments in the well when the problem could merely be dirt in the line.
Having a pump/well expert come in to check the system is not a "major investment", it simply takes one of the most likely causes out of the equation.
Who knows? It could be a hand-dug well, we have run into those out west, as well. (pun intended)