Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Acaster Internal Drainage Board should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Acaster Internal Drainage Board,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the Department.

Q2. The number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q3. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q4. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Bill Symons, Acaster Internal Drainage Board

Dear Mr Panchard

Acaster Internal Drainage Board is a small organisation and does not have an individual Email address and requests all Formal requests for freedom of information to be sent to the following office -

Acaster Internal Drainage Board
York Consortium of Drainage Boards
Derwent House
Crockey Hill
YO19 4SR


Bill Symons
York Consortium of Drainage Boards

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