The County Auditor is the Sealer of Weights and Measures for Geauga County, thus protecting the general public from the possible loss that may occur from faulty measuring devices such as scales and pumps. He is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all State Laws relating to weights and measures are strictly enforced. One method is to perform "spot checks" on pre-packaged items to test the weight of the contents.
Geauga County Auditor Charles E. Walder says the price of gas is not the only shock you can receive at the pump. According to sources at the American Petroleum Institute and the Petroleum Equipment Institute a static electrical flash fire at the pumps might be the other shock. Weather conditions at this time of year in Geauga County, with cool dry air, are prime climate conditions for static build up. About 70% of static fires occur during the winter months, November through March.
If you are interested in gaining more information on this subject the Geauga County Auditor suggests going to either institutes websites at www.api.org or www.pei.org/static or view the brochures and documents below.