Georgia Drivers Report Water in Gas Tanks After Filling Up at Gas Stations

February 08, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an online news report from, Georgia drivers have been reporting water in their gas tanks after filling up at gas stations in the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia. Water in the gas tank can be a big problem that can end up costing vehicle owners a lot of money to fix.* 

During the last several years, numerous drivers have reported that they ended up with water in their tanks because of tainted gasoline from within the Atlanta metro area. People might be familiar with the phrase “like oil and water,” which refers to the way that oil and water fail to mix together. They sit on top of each other. Water in the tank can prevent the vehicle from receiving the fuel it needs and prevent it from starting. 

When water ends up in the fuel tank, it can prevent appropriate flow in the car and lead to pressure building up inside the vehicle. The situation can result in damaged spark plugs and might require a mechanic to completely remove and flush the fuel tank. This type of repair usually costs around $400 or $500. 

Water might end up in the gas people buy from a station due to a number of factors. The tanks below ground at gas stations might have condensation inside them, sometimes because of a failure to properly replace a cap before a rainstorm, or the tanker truck refilling these tanks might have an issue with condensation. The issue might also lie with the gas itself coming from a source other than the station where drivers buy it. 

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