Hurricane Irma is long gone, but in her path of destruction, she leaves more than a dozen – possibly more – tainted gas pumps.
The Department of Agriculture says rainwater from Irma, which passed through as a tropica storm, tainted the tanks at nearly two dozen gas stations across Georgia.
The Department of Ag said inspectors spread out across the state for random gas tank checks, where they found an inch of water in stations in different counties. The problem with water in the tanks is the amount of time it takes to go away – following a several day closure after the first inspection, 1/4 inch of water remained in the tanks.
“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.