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.  

Section 403.077, Florida Statutes, regarding public notification of pollution incidents, 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.

  • 200 County Road 210
    St. Johns, FL 32259
    St. Johns County
    Friday, September 1, 2022 @ 11:53 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 13,000
    Action Taken: Vac trucks recovered from the manhole stopping the spill until crews could repair the valve. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • Ortega Farms Blvd and Timuquana Rd
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County

    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 @ 3:01 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  200
    Action Taken: Blockage removed. Roadway dry once able to do cleanup. No recovery from storm drain. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 6600 Moret Dr S
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 4:58 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  3000
    Action Taken:  Vacuumed and washed down impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause:  Broken force main

  • 80 St Croix Island Dr
    St. Johns, FL
    St. Johns County 32092

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 4:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  21.500
    Action Taken: 18,000 gallons recovered out of impacted storm drains, area washed down. Sampling of affected pond to begin 9/14/22. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 4692 Portsmouth Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32208
    Duval County
    Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 5:51 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 14,100
    Action Taken: Vac trucks cleared the blockage to return system to normal flow. Impacted areas were washed down. 
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Lane Ave S and Bakersfield Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County
    Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 3:32 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 300
    Action Taken: Blockage was cleared, affected area was washed down. Wash water was recovered. 
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

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. 

  • 11855 Camden Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 4:35 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Vactors pumped down lift station, until system could maintain flow. Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Storm Event

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.

  • 15598 Moss Hollow Dr - 9/10/22 5:10 PM - 5 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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