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.

  • 7100 Cypress Cove Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  600
    Action Taken: Line was unblocked, street and storm drain were washed down and vacuumed up.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Intersection of Del Webb Pkwy and River Run Blvd
    Nocatee, FL 32081
    St. Johns County

    Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 7:31 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1,500
    Action Taken:  Affected area was washed down. Wash water and sewer were recovered out of storm drains, vacuum trucks pulled multiple loads from affected pond. Signs posted in the area. Sampling to begin 10/11/21.
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • Baymeadows Rd and Hampton Landing Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County

    Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  15750
    Action Taken:  Valve was turned to stop overflow so broken pipe could be repaired. Loads of water were taken off of the retention pond to minimize impact to waters of the state.
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

  • 629 Lomax Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    Duval County

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  200
    Action Taken:  Wash down impacted area, unable to recover sewer
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • 15551 Beaver St W
    Jacksonville, FL 32234
    Duval County

    Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 12:30 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  5000
    Action Taken:  Vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

  • 2221 Buckman St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 4:30 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  9000
    Action Taken:  Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 10621 Haverford Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  50
    Action Taken:  Blockage was removed. Area washed down. Sampling of creek to start on 10/26/2021.
    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. 

  • 6304 Lake Plantation Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 8:52 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 50
    Action Taken: Overflow was stopped, valves were replaced and sewer was washed down from driveway. All wash water was recovered. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 3986 Herschel St
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County
    Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 8:24 AM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken:  Lateral line was repaired, area was washed down. Wash water/sewer was recovered out of basin. 
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 1167 Linwood Loop
    St. Johns, FL 32259
    St. Johns County
     
    Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 08:59
    Estimated gallons spilled: 100
    Action Taken: Area was washed down. Wash water/sewer was recovered. 
    Preliminary Cause: Step pump failure

  • 5326 N Main St
    Jacksonville, FL 32208
    Duval County
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 3:19 PM
    Estimated release amount: 300 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage was removed and all sewer was washed down and recovered from roadway.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 6105 Leontyne Price Ct
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 7:56 AM
    Estimated release amount: 75 gallons
    Action Taken: Pipe was repaired. Road washed down and all sewer/wash water was recovered from roadway.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 7834 Holiday Road S
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval County
    Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 8:24 AM
    Estimated release amount: 500 gallons
    Action Taken: Large vac trucks recovered sewer while full circle clamp was placed to repair line. All sewer was contained on site. No storm drains or water bodies impacted.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 7490 Commonwealth Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32220
    Duval County
    Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 4:45 PM
    Estimated release amount: 200 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer, apply hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 13291 City Station Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 9:14 AM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Line was repaired and the parking lot was washed down. Sewer/wash water was recovered out of storm drain.
    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.

  • 9092 Galloway Dr 10/5/2021 8:50 PM - 20 gallons
  • 7334 San Lucas Rd 10/9/2021 @ 8:49 AM - 20 gallons
  • 3877 Gadsden Rd 10/14/2021 8:44 PM - 20 gallons
  • 3877 Gadsden Rd 10/15/2021 6:12 PM - 20 gallons
  • 3878 Gadsden Rd 10/16/2021 8:47 PM - 10 gallons
  • 7106 Cypress Cove Rd 10/23/2021 @ 8:00 AM - 30 gallons
  • 8540 Homeplace Dr 10/23/2021 6:15 PM - 3 gallons
     


Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 2221 Buckman St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 07:42 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  50
    Action Taken:  Diesel oil was contained on site and on concrete. Clean up contractor removed oil with oil dry pads and applied oil dry to remaining affected area. No soil, storm drains, or waterways impacted. Appropriate agencies were contacted. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 2923 Haddock Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 5:41 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  25
    Action Taken:  Oil dry pads were placed in multiple areas along ditch line. No visible sheen in the creek on 10/9/21. Contractor replaced oil dry pads with boom and vacuumed out ditch line. Affected land area to be remediated.
    Preliminary Cause:  Storm Event

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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