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.

  • 9980 New Kings Road 
    Jacksonville, FL 32219
    Duval County
    Friday, May 6 @ 16:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  2500
    Action Taken:  Valve was replaced, area was flushed. Ditch water, sewer and wash water recovered. Sampling to begin 5/7/22. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure 

  • 13857 North Main St
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 8:52 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  9,000
    Action Taken: Sewer valves were turned to slow flow down through manhole, new saddle and valve placed on force main. Area washed down and sewer/wash water recovered. Lime applied to all affected area.  
    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. 

  • 9349 N Main St
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 11:30 AM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Small vacuum truck washed down area and recovered standing sewer. Pipe repaired. No impacts to Waters of the State.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 1826 Fair St
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County
    Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 2:15 PM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Line was repaired, area was washed down. Wash water and sewer recovered out of basin.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 9012 New Kings Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32219
    Duval County
    Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 1:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 900 gallons
    Action Taken: Area was washed down, wash water and sewer recovered. Affected ditch was applied with hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 7584 Wheat Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 7:31 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: ARV was valved off to stop overflow. All sewer and wash water recovered from roadway.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 6545 Trade Center Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County
    Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 9:36 AM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Open conveyance bermed off to stop flow of sewer to storm drain. Area washed down and all sewer/wash water recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure



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.

  • 5/2/2022 7:17 PM - 457 Firebush Ln - 10 gallons
  • 5/5/2022 8:35 AM - 219 Queen Victoria Ave - 20 gallons
  • 5/14/2022 10:20 AM - 20 Mile Rd and Stone Ridge Dr - 10 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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