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I have been seeing some black almost oily looking gunk coming from the sinks in my home. Example, I filled a bucket today in the kitchen sink, and it was stuck to the sides of the plastic bucket. It is all of the sinks, and my washer. Anyone ever have this? We are on city water.
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Re: Black Greasy look coming

I would call the city water dept. ASAP.
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Re: Black Greasy look coming

I'd check with my neighbors and call the water district.
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Re: Black Greasy look coming

That doesn't sound good at all.

You need to check into that.

Don't drink, cook, or wash with that water.

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Re: Black Greasy look coming

Where are you?

Any fracking going on nearby?

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Re: Black Greasy look coming

I was just thinking that if she is the path of the California storm, that maybe the city water pumps were overwhelmed with the rain, and dirt/mud got in to it.

I don't know, I was just trying to think of a possible reason as to the sludge.

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Re: Black Greasy look coming

I am the OP. I am in Texas.
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Re: Black Greasy look coming

If it's only when you use hot water, it could be your water heater?

Otherwise, I wondered (as Noel asked) if there's fracking in the area.

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Re: Black Greasy look coming

Call ASAP and don't drink the water.
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Re: Black Greasy look coming

Can you ask your neighbors if they're experiencing the same thing?