Hi! mghv, welcome to AMHD
Originally Posted by mghv
Short answer, yes.
Do you have a shallow well (50' or less) or a deep well?
This happens more frequently with shallow wells.
If your well is drilled into an underground aquifer or river, you may just be seeing the effects of a lot of rain water runoff, especially if the aquifer water level is down due to recent droughts, etc.
If this is the case, the solids should settle out and the water should clear up.
Do NOT drink this water or cook with it until you have it tested, especially if you have children.
To use for "Black water" Okay.
To use for "Grey water" You may notice a smell on washed clothes, and irritation after taking a bath or shower. Scum on car after washing.
Garden plants may or may not be affected.
You may need to decontaminate your system and have the water checked if there is some doubt it may be clean.
Most State Health Department's offer free testing, only charging for core charge on the bottle, postage, and handling for results.
Check your State Department of Health for details.
You could go ahead, and decontaminate right now just to be sure. I've known well owner's to do this once a year.
To decontaminate your water supply system, see: Well shock procedure: when and how to chlorinate or sterilize a drinking water well
Here's a good place to start, same main site as above: Guide to Water Well Diagnosis & Repair; Types of Drinking Water Wells, Well Problems & Repair Advice
Check left side menu for more links to "Well Problems & Repair Advice"
One last thought,
You should consider installing an in line "whole house filter" after the well pump.