I have one well and one well pump here. It gets quite a workout, since I use a lot of water here in the house, plus we are watering cows and calves and pigs and chickens. In addition, we use a lot of water to clean up the milking equipment.
I worry about the well pump. The pressure tank is in a closet in the bedroom directly below my bedroom, and I hear it every time it runs. Over the past year, I have suspicioned that it is running out of oomph.
Tonight when I washed my hands after taking care of the chickens, there was very little pressure. An hour later, I wanted a glass of water to take my nighttime vitamins. No water at all, not even a drop. I checked the breaker and it was fine. I flipped it off and on a couple of times, always the hopeless optimist. No dice. No water. No motor.
Steve said the cows and pigs have plenty of water, and I took care of the chickens tonight, so I know they have plenty. Steve will be here around 6:00 am. Thank goodness for his help. I would have absolutely no idea how to go about this. I would have had to hire someone, at premium rates. I don't believe anything has EVER failed around here during normal business hours.
Fortunately, I keep a couple of gallon jugs of distilled water here for the soap room and for making coffee, and I keep a Britta pitcher of water by the dogs' water bowl, so we are all set for the night. I'm going to bed.