8 Signs Your Water May Be Contaminated

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Rusted or Tarnished Silverware
This is also a common indicator of excessive iron in the water. The iron adheres to the silverware and oxidizes (rusts) when exposed to air, leaving spots or streaks of rust. If your water doesn’t have a noticeable color but you’re noticing rust on your silverware, the odds are that the amount of iron in the water isn’t at toxic levels. However, if it’s leaving a rusty residue on your silverware, it’s likely doing the same thing to the internal components of your appliances, which can result in costly repairs.

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