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.

  • 1509 El Prado Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 
    Duval County

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 10:13 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  500
    Action Taken: Spill recovered from road and drains.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure


  • 75029 SR 200
    Yulee, FL 32097
    Nassau County

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 9:30 AM
    Estimated release amount: 18000 gallons
    Action Taken: Recovered free sewer from construction area
    Preliminary Cause: Non-JEA contractor error

  • 12710 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 4500 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer from excavated hole used for repair
    Preliminary Cause: Teco Contractor Error


    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. 
  • Southside Blvd & Old Baymeadows Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
    Estimated release amount: 300 gallons
    Action Taken: All water from storm drain recovered. Area disinfected. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 325 W 22nd Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County

    Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage removed. Washed down area. Recovered all sewer and wash water.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 12710 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 11:57 AM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Recovered sewer from excavation pit.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 12710 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 4500 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer from excavated hole used for repair
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error


    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.

    •  8025 Cocoa Ave. 10/16/2019 10:22 p.m. - 20 gallons

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • None




    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)