This forum is so informational thanks. I think I have fiqured out what is wrong with my system and its the pump. I want to take the pump out clean it up and reinstall it. Just a little background, bought the house been here 3 months pump and pressure tank in celler and ran out of water Monday. Got more water and started the pump up ran and ran got very little water and does not kick off. We have a plastic cistern tank its pipe runs through the wall. Some gunk at bottom of the tank and feel some was sucked in. James is going outside and feel for the outlet from tank and see if its stopped up I want to take pump out and check it. Okay here is my big question, the pipe from the cistern how do I stop water from it so I can repair pump. Cap it somehow or What??