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The cold intake hose clogs with a green color like sand

I recently had a liscensed plumber add a laundry sink in my garage. since the installation, & rehooking up the water softner in which seems to be working, the cold side line from the washing machine's filter clogs with a flourescent green color like sand feeling gunk. i am having issues of understanding what is causing this?

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This is copper oxidation.

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