Hoping a few drillers are still hanging around? Have some issues with a newer water well and looking for a little advise. We drilled a new well on a very rural property a couple yrs ago. I knew it would be dicey trying to get in a decent formation around here. We ended up with nothing but clays/gray shale from 20-120ft. We drilled to 120ft, and perf'd from 20-120, top 20 is solid casing with bentonite plug. 10" bore, 5" casing, with gravel pack. I initially started pumping the well within 1hr of drilling and tests were poor. 5-8gpm. I was away from the well for 2yrs though I had a pump set at 80ft and capped (no pitless yet). I was recently able to get 12gpm for over an hr without pulling air BUT that seems a moot point right now as I realized with have both cloudy water AND potentially a salty well! salt is not documented in my area at all. We have a job camper onsite and I ran the well for 5min, then filled the camper (not used for drinking water). I gave my dog some water and realized she would not drink it. That concerned me. Later I took a shower in it and realized on my lips that it was salty. Is there any possibility this will subside with some long durations of pumping on the well or am I screwed here? I am just hopeful the well need much more rinsing. At only 8-12gpm, its not like you can rinse the well much in only a couple hrs but a local driller friend said I am probably screwed and may want to consider plugging the bottom 20ft with bentonite to start and hope the salt is on the bottom of the well. A neighbor has a well about 500ft from mine and I have personally had that water tested and it is good water! Frustrated!