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.

  • 10067 Govern Ln. 
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County
    Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  432,000
    Action Taken:  Cleared blockage, removing debris and repairing line
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 4572 Cabbage Pond Dr 
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Duval County
    Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  500
    Action Taken:  Cleared blockage, washed down road, recovered sewer and wash water out of storm drains. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 7400 Powers Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
    Duval County

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 6:02 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  200
    Action Taken:  Wash down and vacuum up sewer from impacted parking area
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • St. John's Parkway and 9B
    Saint John's, FL 32259
    St. John's County

    Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 10:26 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 15,000
    Action Taken: Flushed field with fresh water and recovered wash water and sewer.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease


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. 

  • None


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.

  • 11740 San Jose Blvd 11/6/2020 4:14 PM - 20 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None



Events in Calendar Year 2019

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)