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JEA and the Environment

As a community-owned, not-for-profit utility, we are committed to meeting our customers’ energy, water and sewer service needs in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. JEA strives for environmental excellence and to be a responsible steward of the environment.

Our Commitment to the St. Johns River
The St. Johns River is a focal point for life on the First Coast. At JEA, we too are concerned and committed to doing our part to restore and protect the St. Johns.
Learn more about our nutrient reduction efforts 

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JEA’s Environmental and Fuels Springfield Laboratory

In 2001, the turn-of-the-century City Water Works building in Springfield was renovated and all lab functions were consolidated to provide JEA’s water, wastewater and electric generation business units with accurate, timely, cost effective analytical work, along with sampling services, incident response, and technical support. The lab performs over 225,000 analyses on water, wastewater, chemical, and fuel samples each year. Analyses provided are a vital component to the efficient management of water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and reuse, and electric generation and distribution processes.

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Cooking Oil Recyling Program Keeps Oil Out of the Pipes

Never pour fats, oil or grease (FOG) down the drain! Clogged pipes can lead to sewer overflows and costly cleanups. Instead, pour cooled grease into a container to be recycled! JEA's Cooking Oil Recycling Effort (CORE)  is a pilot program for multi-family communities and commercial customers to help keep Jacksonville's drains on a low-fat diet.

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Boil Water Advisories

When a water outage occurs, JEA is required to issue boil water advisories. An outage is defined as a drop in pressure below 20 psi in a JEA water transmission line. Outages can be caused by a break in a water main pipe, during planned repair or construction activities, or by unintentional accidents.

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Conserving Our Water Supply

Our water supply comes from the pristine Floridan aquifer. However, this resource is not a never-ending supply. As JEA works to provide the water our customers demand, we know that conservation of this precious natural resource is the best way to ensure it lasts. Conservation today helps JEA and our customers avoid the high cost of finding and implementing alternative water sources.

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Alternative Fuels Fleet

JEA Fleet Services continues to exceed the requirements of the US Department of Energy for acquisition of alternative fuel vehicles and the use of alternative fuels. Over forty percent (40%) of the JEA vehicle fleet is capable of using alternative fuel.

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Reclaimed Water

JEA began its reclaimed water program in 1999. In 14 years, JEA’s reclaimed water use increased from 1 million gallons per day to 15 million gallons per day. Reclaimed water was developed as a method to reduce discharge of treated effluent into the St. Johns River and to offset high quality groundwater withdrawal.