Environmental Incident Reporting

JEA makes it a practice to keep the public informed of incidents that occur that may have impacted the environment. JEA will repair pipes or equipment, and clean up the area accordingly and report the event to the proper agencies. This page will contain all events that are reported to federal, state, or local agencies, as well as sanitary sewer overflow events that do not meet reportable pollution release requirements.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On July 1, 2017, Section 403.077, Florida Statutes, regarding public notification of pollution incidents went into effect. The Statute requires an operator of an installation at which a reportable pollution release occurred to provide a report to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) within 24 hours after its discovery. FDEP will make available on its website all notices received.

Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) for This Month 

A Sanitary Sewer Overflow occurs when sewage (or wastewater) overflows from the sewer collection system. This means that sewage has come out of a broken pipe, manhole or pump station, rather than staying within the collection pipes and being sent to the wastewater treatment plants. 

About Sanitary Sewer Overflows

SSO Events reported to the Florida Division of Emergency Management State Watch Office (SWO)

All releases that impact waters of the State, exceed 1,000 gallons in volume, or may cause a potential threat to public health or the environment will be called in to SWO within 24 hours.

  • 3677 Newcastle Creek Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 11:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  500
    Action Taken:  Blockage removed. Washed down and disinfected area. Recovered wash water. Recovered water from Newcastle Creek
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 474328 SR 200 (corner SR200 & Old Nassauville Rd)
    Yulee, FL 32097
    nassau County
    Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:50 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  30000
    Action Taken:  12 loads removed at 2500gal per load, hydrated lime applied
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • Hedrick St & Talbot St
    Jacksonville, FL 
    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 4:07 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  100
    Action Taken:  Unable to recover
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

SSO Events Reported to Local Agencies (Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast District, COJ-Environmental Quality Division)
All releases between 50-999 gallons are reported to local agencies. 

  • No current Local Reportable SSO

    Minor SSO Events

    JEA reviews all SSO events to determine cause and apply corrective action.  Minor events are those of less than 50 gallons that do not cause a potential threat to public health or the environment. Minor events do not require external reporting however, they will also be listed to provide transparency of all releases.

    • No minor SSO events

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • 220 Davis Pond Blvd
      Jacksonville, FL 32259
      Duval County
      Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 4:30 AM
      Estimated gallons spilled:  400
      Action Taken:  Leak was stopped after hypochlorite alarm went off. 
      Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

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