Station Reimbursing Motorists For Bad Fuel

The owner of an Irving gas station in Milford, N.H., says he’s taking care of all customers whose engines were damaged when water got into a gas-station fuel tank last week, The Cabinet Press in Milford, N.H., reported.

Bruce Fortin, president of CK Smith Fuel and Energy Company of Worcester, Mass., said ice buildup in the parking lot last month caused a pipe to break, allowing water to get into the unleaded regular tank.

“As soon as the alarm system triggered, we shut the station down” and replaced the gas in the tank, Fortin told the Cabinet Press.

Five customers reported problems. Fortin’s company is working on reimbursing the customers and fixing the damages, which largely includes draining the fuel tank and gas line and replacing the fuel filter, the newspaper said.

The company is asking customers who experienced engine trouble to save their receipts and contact the station.

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