Hello, we just had a new well drilled last week and the pump put in today and the water is very cloudy! The drillers said sometimes it is sediment from the drilling process, but how long would it take for this sediment to go away? I know they ran the water for quite awhile today while installing the pump and they said they hoped it would clear up as they did that but it is still cloudy! They told me to run a sprinkler all night and hopefully the sediment would come out, but how long would that take?
If it is just colloidal clay that is going to stay in the water, what is the best way to clean that out? I have heard that traditional filtration systems are ineffective. I am going to have the water tested next week. Is drinking clay water dangerous?