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.

  • 279 Ivy Lakes Drive
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County

    Monday, January 2, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  100
    Action Taken: Blockage removed, road washed down, and two loads removed from catch basin. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 5327 Los Santos Way
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County

    Monday, January 9, 2023 @ 8:47 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1800
    Action Taken: Blockage was cleared, area washed down. Affected grass area treated with hydrated lime. Sewer recovered from crawl space and disinfected. 
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 96237 Amelia Concourse
    Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
    Nassau County

    Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 11:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  30000
    Action Taken:  Plant personnel cleaned membranes and turned off lift stations to allow the plant to catch up. A vac truck took loads off the rentention pond to prevent sewer from overflowing. Pump will be set up to keep pond from overflowing.
    Preliminary Cause:  Other

  • 95 Southbound just north of Philips Hwy
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 6:14 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  7500
    Action Taken: Crews repaired broken valve to stop release. Area was washed down and all wash water recovered. Sampling beginning 1/25/2023.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 10340 Woodley Creek Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 10:49 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  6650
    Action Taken:  Large vac truck washed area down and recovered sewer/wash water/pond water.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment 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. 

  • 9092 Galloway Drive
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Monday, January 2, 2023 @ 8:20 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage was removed. Curb washed down into storm catch basin, and catch basin vacuumed out.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 2976 Willow St
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 6:25 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Pipe repaired, area was washed down and recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Cave-in

  • SE corner of Baymeadows Rd and Sweetwater Pkwy
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 @ 11:37 AM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Forcemain was repaired, area was washed down. Wash water/sewer recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 1756 Lake Shore Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 11:34 AM
    Estimated release amount: 75 gallons
    Action Taken: Area was washed down and lime applied to affected area.
    Preliminary Cause: Other

  • 10519 Abilene Rd
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 11:34 AM
    Estimated release amount: 75 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage cleared, area washed down and all wash water recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage



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.

  • 548 27th St W - 1/3/2023 @ 11:23 AM - 3 gallons
  • 930 W 29th St - 1/18/2023 @ 12:11 PM - 15 gallons
  • 8223 Paul Jones Dr - 1/18/2023 @ 9:32 AM - 30 gallons
  • 1025 Bluehill Dr N - 1/30/2023 @ 8:45 AM - 5 gallons
  • 6195 Morse Ave - 1/30/2023 @ 1:34 PM - 30 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2022

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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