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.

  • 1245 Reclamation Drive
    October 2, 2018 at 12:50 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 9,750
    Action Taken: Recovering released sewer from stormwater ditch.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • I295 and Blanding Blvd
    October 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 29,400
    Action Taken: Repaired line and applied hydrated lime to impacted area. Sample Ortega River to verify no Waters of the US impacts.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • Toledo and Colingy
    October 5, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: TBD
    Action Taken: Water was recovered from ditch. Sampling began on 10/6/18.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 12337 McCormick Rd
    October 9, 2018 at 1:00a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5000
    Action Taken: Sampling began on 10/10/18.
    Preliminary Cause: Third party contractor

  • 7536 Sunnydale Ln
    October 10, 2018 at 8:30p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5000
    Action Taken: Sampling began on 10/11/18.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe failure caused sewer to be released

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. 

  • 9212 Whisper Glen Dr 10/11/18 8:56 a.m. - 50 gallons

  • 6731 Collins Rd
    October 13, 2018 at 12:30p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 200
    Action Taken: Sampling began on 10/14/18.
    Preliminary Cause: Malfunction in a plug for an abandon Air Relief Valve

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.

  • 1137 W 20th St 10/4/18 7:01 a.m. - 5 gallons


Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 1555 Millcoe Road
    October 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
    6,500 gallon partially treated wastewater release
    Cleanup complete

  • 5145 Long Leaf Pine Parkway
    October 8, 2018 at 11:17 a.m.
    10,000 gallons partially treated wastewater release
    Cleanup complete


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