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Environmental Incident Reporting

To keep the public informed, JEA will post pollution events that occur within its service territory 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 reporting requirements.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On December 30, 2016, an Administrative Law Judge invalidated a proposed pollution notification rule (proposed Rule 62-4.161, Florida Administrative Code) promulgated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), which required owners of installations throughout the State of Florida to report pollution events to the local government as well as a local media outlets to notify the general public of the event. The following link provides an archived listing of notices submitted under Emergency Rule after it was adopted on September 26, 2016 (62ER16-1). 
Notices of an Incident or Discovery of Pollution Reported Under Emergency Rule (PDF)

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.

  • 9889 Gate Parkway North
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County
    June 26, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 10,000
    Action Taken: Washed down impacted area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 5358 Quan Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    June 18, 2017 @ 1:18 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: TBD
    Action Taken: Repairs underway. Recovering sewer
    Preliminary Cause: Forcemain Failure

  • 3140 Lantana Lakes Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County

    June 15, 2017 @ 5:45 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 30
    Action Taken: Washed down and recovered sewer
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 1736 St Johns Bluff Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County

    June 03, 2017 @ 8:20 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1500
    Action Taken:  Crews will vacuum sewer, wash down roadway and apply lime to impacted 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.

  • 958 Carlotta Road West
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County
    June 26, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 300
    Action Taken: TBD
    Preliminary Cause: Cave-in

  • 10865 Harts Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 100
    Action Taken: Washed down and 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.

  • 6602 Van Gundy Road
    Jacksonville, FL 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.
    Duval County
    Estimated gallons spilled: 20
    Action Taken: Applied disinfectant
    Preliminary Cause: System overload

  • 3694 Eloise St
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    June 11, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 10
    Action Taken: Washed down, vacuumed, disinfected area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 8081 Lenox Ave.
    Jacksonville, FL 32221
    Duval County

    June 11, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled: 20
    Action Taken:  Vacuumed impacted area and applied hydrated lime
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment failure

  • 4431 Moncreif Rd W
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    June 03, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Estimated gallons spilled:  2
    Action Taken:  Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Hydrate lime applied
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • Intersection of Skymark Drive and Lunar Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    June 2, 2017 @ 4:38 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons: 10
    Action Taken:  Washed and vacuumed street
    Preliminary Cause: failed valve

Other Events Reported This Month

  • 4377 Hecksher Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    June 26, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Estimated spilled: 100 gallons sulfuric acid, 97%
    Action Taken: Neutralized acid and recovered impacted material
    Preliminary Cause: Faulty tote

  • 4377 Hecksher Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    June 12, 2017 @ 8:15 a.m.
    Estimated spilled: 20 gallons hydraulic fluid
    Action Taken: Recovered released material
    Preliminary Cause: TBD

  • 6727 Broadway Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County

    June 02, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Estimated spilled:  30 gallons of non-PCB transformer oil
    Action Taken:  Absorbent applied to impacted area and removed
    Preliminary Cause:  Operator Error

  • 2325 Emerson Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Duval County
    June 5, 2017 @ 05:43 a.m.
    Estimated spilled: 2 gallons of non-PCB transformer oil
    Action Taken: Applied absorbent material and swept up impacted pavement
    Preliminary Cause: Leaking containment bag

Events in Calendar Year 2017

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)