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Smokey12
Been using these water jugs for years and never noticed this before. Filled them up from my tap at home before going camping. Hundreds of these black specs forming at bottom of jug that smear when you touch. Any ideas what they could be? I have noticed black specs in my municipal water before but never this much in such a small volume and it comes and goes throughout the year. 
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Hot Diggity
I've never seen it in water, but the brown smear looks just like the mess I see from deteriorated foam insulation in air conditioning systems.  Stuff breaks down and falls apart.  Could be something similar in the water system.  

Would be a good idea to check with the water company, since it might be something on your end.  
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Banjoman
Do you have any water treating systems at ur house or old galvanized piping? Magenese in water will coat rust particles and smear just like ur pics
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Smokey12
No water treatment system at my house. All pex and copper plumbing. Switched from well to town water 12 years ago. Neighbours do not get these specs. 
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Rustytank
I had a similar problem that was caused by the chlorine in the water breaking down the rubber washers in my faucet. A trip to the hardware store for new washer packs fixed it. Does your tap drip or leak?
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austin65uri
I had a similar problem with some empty 1 gal plastic milk jugs that I keep for emergencies.  I had left a small amount of water in them after cleaning and when I recently went to fill them (hurricane) I found black mold spores.  I now treat the empty jugs with a little bleach and make sure they are totally dry before storing. FWIW.
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Smokey12
Rustytank wrote:
I had a similar problem that was caused by the chlorine in the water breaking down the rubber washers in my faucet. A trip to the hardware store for new washer packs fixed it. Does your tap drip or leak?


no leaks from any taps at all. At first I was thinking it was something growing in the water jug left out in the sun though I did clean them out with bleach before filling them. There is a good amount of these black/brown specks just from filling two 25 L jugs. I have noticed something like this before but never this amount. 
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Rustytank
Check your washers even if they're not leaking. They're probably swolen and shedding material.
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Gunhippie
From the brown smear, I'd call that rust flakes, maybe mixed with a biofilm. If you have mixed copper and galvanized piping in the house or delivery system, I'd expect to see that, slowly getting worse and eventually leading to failure of the galvy pipes due to galvanic erosion.
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misterfixit
Looks like manganese. 
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Not mold is it? Those are bad for mildew and mold.
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mcdugal2
If it was my water I'd say it was a  sulfur/iron mix...
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