Gas stations across GA tainted with Irma rainwater

By john.wallace

The department said it didn’t want to wait until complaints started coming in about engine trouble, so 20 inspectors fanned out across the state for random checks.

"We don't want the customer to pull up to a station and the station may not even know that there's water in the storage tank and the customer gets bad fuel," said North Georgia Fuel Supervisor Cedric Lloyd.

Inspectors found an inch of water in the regular tank at a Shell on Veteran’s Memorial Highway, forcing the store to sell only premium gas. The station was reinspected Friday morning and 1/4 inch of water remained.

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