We have suddenly noticed that we have a decent amount of gold metallic flecks and flakes in our well water from every faucet... They settle on the bottom of containers and I have used a coffee maker to filter them out. I am nervous about my kids drinking the water and internet searches haven't brought up anything promising. For now we're drinking bottled stuff... There is no dirt looking stuff or anything else, just the tiny gold flecks. We have no clue how old the pipes are in this house (it's 281 years old, who knows?), is it the pipes sloughing off metal into the water or is it something in the water itself? I know I need to get someone out to check it out, but figured I would see if anyone else has ever experienced this as well. Thanks in advance.