Forum Title: Black, oily flecks in water?
We are getting black, pepper-sized and often larger flecks of something in our tap water. The flecks are oily in that they smear when you wash them off. Could it be the water heater or some pipe attached to the water heater? This in Arlington, Texas. We are also in an area with fracking.
Category: Plumber Post By: LYDIA MANN (Santa Barbara, CA), 04/25/2017

Well water? Magnesium most likely.

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- SALLY NEWMAN (New Braunfels, TX), 09/23/2017

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