- 2021.02.17 JEA Announces New Leadership Team
- 2021.03.11 JEA Receives First Place Safety Award from Florida Municipal Electric Association
- 2021.06.15 JEA Names Theodore B. Phillips Chief Financial Officer
- 2021.07.13 JEA Announces New COO and VP of Financial Services
- 2021.08.17 JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer
- 2021.09.15 JEA Names New Chief Information Officer, VP of Technical Services
- 2021.09.30 Ricky Erixton, JEA Vice President of Electric Systems, Named to SERC Reliability Board of Directors
- 2021.09.30 Ricardo “Rick” Morales III Appointed to JEA Board of Directors
- 2021.11.03 JEA Receives Statewide Recognition for Programs that Build Community
- 2022.01.06 JEA Names its First Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- 2022.01.07 JEA Reducing Carbon Emissions with Closure of Plant Scherer Coal-fired Unit
- 2022.01.17 Statement on Holiday Road Sewer Overflow
- 2022.01.27 JEA Names Mark Stultz Vice President, Communications
- 2022.02.11 JEA Honored as Outstanding Utility by Florida Urban Forestry Council
- 2022.04.08 Steven Selders Promoted to JEA Vice President, Application Delivery and Enterprise Architecture
- 2022.04.26 JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, Appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council
- 2022.06.01 JEA Partnering with Customers to be Ready for 2022 Hurricane Season
- 2022.06.08 JEA Announces Next Generation of Customer Experience Delivery
- 2022.06.13 JEA Presents Environmental Stewardship Award to Evoqua Water Technologies
- 2022.07.26 JEA to Suspend Electric, Water Disconnections During Peak of Summer Heat
- 2022.08.27 Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sandalwood Area as JEA Continues Testing
- 2022.08.28 JEA Lifts Boil Water Advisory for Sandalwood Area
- 2022.09.26 JEA Prepares for Hurricane Ian, Response Procedures in Place
- 2022.09.27 JEA Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Ian Impacts
- 2022.09.28 JEA Welcomes Mutual Aid Response to Hurricane Ian
- 2022.09.29 JEA Crews Restoring Power Throughout Jacksonville
- 2022.10.03 JEA Names Pedro Melendez Vice President, Planning, Engineering & Construction
- 2022.10.20 JEA Honors Local Agency Partners for Their Work in the Community
- 2022.11.04 JEA Receives Statewide Recognition for Community Work in Northeast Florida
- 2022.11.08 JEA Prepares for Subtropical Storm Nicole
- 2022.11.11 All Storm Restorations Continue Today; JEA to Lift Limited Emergency Operations
- 2022.12.12 JEA Women's, Men's Teams Win Top Honors at Statewide Water Competition
- 2022.12.20 JEA Offers Tips in Advance of Severe Cold Weather
- 2022.12.24 JEA Offers Tips During Severe Cold Weather
- 2023.01.10 JEA Receives Statewide Recognition for Mutual Aid Work
- 2023.03.06 JEA Receives Statewide Recognition for Safety
- 2023.03.07 New JEA HQ Customer Center to Open April 10
- 2023.04.06 JEA Lineworkers Earn Top Honors at International Lineman’s Rodeo
- 2023.04.25 Community Invited to May 25 Public Forum on Northeast Florida’s Energy Future
- 2023.05.01 JEA Receives Recognition for Commitment to Urban Tree Management
- 2023.05.18 JEA's Long-Range Clean Energy Plan Available to Public
- 2023.05.26 JEA Ready for 2023 Hurricane Season, Offers Tips to Help Customers Prepare
- 2023.06.05 Helen Materazzi Named JEA Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
- 2023.06.14 JEA Upgrading Water Meters for All Customers
- 2023.06.15 JEA Crews Heading to Tallahassee to Assist with Storm Restoration
- 2023.06.26 JEA Presents Environmental Stewardship Award to 29 Local Companies
- 2023.07.14 JEA Launches Fleet Vehicle Electrification Program
- 2023.08.22 JEA Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for South Philips Highway and Nocatee Area, Encourages All Customers to Conserve
- 2023.08.22 Chief Human Resources Officer, VyStar Credit Union
- 2023.08.23 Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect for South Philips Highway, Nocatee Area, JEA Continues to Encourage All Customers to Conserve
- 2023.08.24 JEA Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for South Philips Highway, Nocatee Area
- 2023.08.28 JEA Prepares for Tropical Storm Idalia Encourages Customers to Be Ready
- 2023.08.30 JEA Responding to Customers Due to Hurricane Idalia
- 2023.11.15 JEA Receives Top Ranking in 2023 Business Satisfaction Survey by J.D. Power
- 2023.11.07 JEA Receives Statewide Recognition for Programs That Enhance the Community
- 2023.11.20 Juli Crawford Promoted to JEA Vice President, Enterprise Strategy & Planning
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JEA's H2.0 Purification Program
JEA provides an estimated 391,000 customers with over 120 million gallons of safe, high-quality drinking water every day. While we have sufficient water supply now, a growing population and economy will increase demand in the future. With the H2.0TM Purification Program, we are preparing for the future to provide a long-term sustainable and reliable water supply for our customers.
However, conservation alone will not be enough. We are enhancing our conservation program to help our customers save more, but the future will require additional water supply.
The video below illustrates how JEA water sustainability efforts are ensuring a reliable water supply for generations to come.
Water Supply Today
Our water supply comes from a vast underground source called the Floridan aquifer. It is our best and most cost-effective source. However, the aquifer is a finite resource and JEA is approaching the permitted withdrawal limit. Alternate supply is needed
in addition to the aquifer to meet the needs of our community.
Learn How JEA's Water System Works
Water Supply Options for the Future
There are several possible solutions for ensuring a sustainable water supply in the future. While JEA has already implemented robust conservation initiatives, additional conservation from our customers will be one part of the solution. A second part of
the solution is continued expansion of JEA’s large reclaimed water system where reclaimed water is used for irrigation instead of potable water. Both of these efforts help to reduce the amount of water our customers use.
The final part of the solution is an alternative water supply. While surface water treatment or desalination are options, they both come with high costs, complexity, and environmental impacts. Another option for JEA, known as water purification, further
purifies available reclaimed water to drinking water quality. The purified water can then be used replenish the aquifer. Returning water to its source allows JEA to increase production from the existing wells and existing water treatment facilities.
H2.0 Purification Program
Planning for JEA’s water purification program began in 2014. The three-phase, multi-year program consists of pilot testing, demonstration and implementation. JEA has branded the water purification program, H2.0, as a nod to the 2.0 version of JEA’s water
(H20) supply. The first phase began with pilot-testing two industry-leading purification technologies in 2016. The research was a cooporative effort with the St. Johns River Water Management District, focused on identifying sustainable water resources
to support the needs of the state. In 2019, following an extensive evaluation of both technologies, performance and cost, JEA selected the membrane-based purification process for future phases of the program. The multi-barrier membrane-based process
consists of a combination of established treatment methods, including membrane filtration followed by reverse osmosis and ultraviolet advanced oxidation.
The next phase of the program is a 1 million-gallon-per-day demonstration center to showcase the ultra-high purity water and purification technology, while engaging the public and stakeholders in this process. The H2.0 Purification Center is currently under
The Benefits of H2.0
JEA’s H2.0 Purification Program results in numerous benefits to the community and the environment, including:
- Long-term water supply resiliency and sustainability while protecting the aquifer for future generations.
- Continue producing safe water produced in a cost-effective manner.
- Increased available groundwater supply by replenishing the aquifer.
- Continue our commitment to environmental stewardship by maximizing the use of available water resources.
- Reduced conveyance of water to the St. Johns River while complying with state legislation regarding sustainability.
- Maximize the use of available water resources while also directly reducing the unused volume of water conveyed to the St. Johns River (as required by Senate Bill 64 - Elimination of Non-Beneficial Surface Water Discharge).
At JEA, public health and safety is our highest priority. With the H2.0 Purification Program, we continue our role as a leader in ensuring a safe, reliable, locally controlled water supply – essential for healthy environments, robust economies and a high
quality of life.
JEA H2.0 Purification Center
In September 2023, JEA started site clearing and earth work for the construction of the JEA H2.0TM Purification Center. This state-of-the-art education and research center will be constructed at 7599 Southside Blvd.
The one million-gallon-per-day purification center will showcase purification technology and engage the public and stakeholders in this process with a visitor education area. The Center also will serve as a training facility for JEA staff and industry leaders.
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