Environment

As a community-owned, not-for-profit utility, we are committed to meeting our customers’ energy, water and sewer service needs in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. JEA strives for environmental excellence and to be a responsible steward of the environment.  

Embracing Solar Energy

JEA has been leading the way for clean energy in Jacksonville since the 1990s, when we installed solar panel arrays on dozens of schools, businesses and at Jacksonville International Airport. Building upon this clean energy leadership, JEA has recently expanded its solar initiatives, providing a range of solar energy options for residential customers, local businesses and the community as a whole.

EPA Proposed Clean Power Plan

JEA’s focus in responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule is to serve the best interests of our customers and our community in a financially and environmentally responsible way.
Learn About the EPA Clean Power Plan

Boil Water Advisories

When a water outage occurs, JEA is required to issue boil water advisories. An outage is defined as a drop in pressure below 20 psi in a JEA water transmission line. Outages can be caused by a break in a water main pipe, during planned repair or construction activities, or by unintentional accidents.

Conserving Our Water Supply

Our water supply comes from the pristine Floridan aquifer. However, this resource is not a never-ending supply. As JEA works to provide the water our customers demand, we know that conservation of this precious natural resource is the best way to ensure it lasts. Conservation today helps JEA and our customers avoid the high cost of finding and implementing alternative water sources.
Learn More About Our Conservation Efforts

Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

JEA began its reclaimed water program in 1999 as a method to reduce discharge of treated effluent into the St. Johns River and to offset high quality groundwater withdrawal. In 14 years, JEA’s reclaimed water use increased from 1 million gallons per day to 15 million gallons per day.
Learn About Our Reclaimed Water Program

Annual Bird Count

Volunteers from JEA’s Environmental Group will join forces with the Duval Audubon Society to count birds at JEA’s Northside Generating Station on December 30. Last year, volunteers counted 26 species. 
More on Duval Audubon Society