oh yuck, scaly stuff in tap water
One of my first full course week-nite suppers fixed in my kitchen, and I used unfiltered tap for cooking a lot of things, washing salad greens, DRINKING TEA, etc. Went for a second cup after dinner - and all this thin transparent scaly looking brown stuff was in cup - tried running some more in a clear container and yes - it was definitely in the tap water!
Called the police (since nighttime) who contacted the water district. They said not to worry - either manganese stirred up or something in the pipes stirred up - won't hurt me. I told him it looked like a ground up salamander.
I do have a filtered water faucet on my granite countertop - just didn't realize at the time of ordering that it did not include the canister and rest of unit.
My fingers are going to fly over this keyboard ordering the rest of unit! Yucko!