How does the water get into the gasoline and diesel fuel storage tanks?
There are several ways water can enter into the fuel storage tanks. Most storage tanks are under ground and the fill pipe is at ground level, closed with a tight fitting cap, and is covered by a protective lid. Water can seep in around the gasket of the cap or through the spill valve. Water may also be inadvertently brought in with a delivery of fuel to the tank. Or there may be a loose fitting around the top of the storage tanks that allows high ground water to enter the tank. In any case, it is the responsibility of the business to assure that water does not enter the fuel storage tank and if it does, find and correct the cause of the problem.