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Getting Your Money's Worth At The Pumps

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The State of Washington is making sure drivers are getting what they pay for.

The Department of Agriculture's Weights & Measures Program is checking gas pumps around the state. It's something they do every year. So far, this year, from January to March, inspectors have looked at over 1,800 pumps. Although prices are still high, inspectors found 94% of pumps were giving you you're money's worth.

"We've found somewhere between six to seven percent are out of tolerance that means they're either giving away gas or shorting people on gas.  We find it's about a 50, 50 split," said Kirk Robinson, Program Manager, WA State Dept. of Agriculture Weights & Measures Program. 

For pumps to pass they must be extremely accurate.

If you pumped 10 gallons of gas the margin of error must be less than a little over half a can of soda.