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.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On July 1, 2017, Section 403.077, Florida Statutes, regarding public notification of pollution incidents went into effect. The Statute 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.

1633 CR 210
September 5, 2018 at 11:08 a.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: TBD
Action Taken: Vacuumed and applied hydrated lime to impacted area.
Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

8003 Merrill Rd
September 11, 2018 at 1:25 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 100
Action Taken: Vacuumed and wash down the impacted area.  Sampling conducted 9/12 - 9/15. Waterbody has returned to background conditions.
Preliminary Cause: Blockage

6801 Blanding Blvd
September 11, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 30,000
Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer from ditch, apply hydrated lime to impacted area. Sampling conducted 9/12 - 9/19.  Waterbody has returned to background conditions.
Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

8011 Merrill Rd
September 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 500
Action Taken: Vacuumed and wash down the impacted area. Sampling conducted 9/16 - 9/19.  Waterbody has returned to background conditions.
Preliminary Cause:Grease Blockage

6148 Race Track Rd
September 20, 2018 @ 10:52 a.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 27,500
Action Taken: Contractor capped pipe until it could be repaired properly. Vacuum sewer from hole.
Preliminary Cause: Contractor error

1321 East Port Rd
September 21, 2018 @ 6:30pm.
Estimated Gallons Released: 5000
Action Taken: Vacuum sewer from impacted area, apply hydrated lime.
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. 

September 7, 2018 9012 New Kings Rd. - 100 gallons


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.

September 1, 2018 9092 Gallaway Dr. - 5 gallons
September 1, 2018 Lakeshore Blvd and Woodcrest Rd. - 5 gallons
September 7, 2018 10830 Scott Mill Rd. - 25 gallons
September 17, 2018 Greenleaf Dr and Carrier Dr - 5 gallons


Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • No events to report at this time


Events in Calendar Year 2018

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

Water Quality Reports

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The Annual Water Quality Report provides information on JEA’s water treatment systems

Review the Reports