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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.

  • 3102 St Johns Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    July 23, 2017 @ 8:37 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 50
    Cause: Line failure
    Action Taken: Vacuumed wastewater and washed down impacted area.
  • 7834 Holiday Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval County
    At approximately 3:35 pm July 22, 2017, the Holiday Road lift station was overloaded by storm water intrusion due to heavy rainfall.  Approximately 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage was released to Pottsburg Creek.  Signs have been posted in the area to notify customers to avoid fishing and recreational activities until further notice.  Creek sampling will be conducted in the area for the next few days.


  • 10418 New Berlin Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    July 17, 2017 @ 10:57 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 1000
    Cause: Broken cap
    Action Taken: Disinfected impacted area

  • 6457 Ft Caroline Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County

    July 13, 2017 @ 9:49 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 20000
    Cause: Broken Valve
    Action Taken: Disinfected impacted area

  • 5620 Collins Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    July 10, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 30,000
    Cause: Line failure
    Action Taken: Repaired line and applied hydrated lime.

  • 7039 Alachua Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County

    July 11, 2017 @ 9:05 am
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 11,200
    Cause: JEA Contractor Error
    Action Taken: Repaired line and vacuum up sewer from impacted area.

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.

  • 2589 Kenwood Drive East
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County

    July 7, 2017 @ 11:55 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 200 
    Cause: Blockage
    Action Taken: Vacuumed wastewater and washed down street.

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.

  • 2224 Reynolds Orchard Court
    Jacksonville, FL 32220
    Duval County
    July 20, 2017 @ 10:19 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 10
    Cause: Blockage
    Action Taken: Washed down

  • 7449 Richardson Heights Place
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    July 10, 2017 @ 7:47 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 2
    Cause: Power Failure
    Action Taken: Washed down and recovered sewer. Applied disinfect.

  • Egrets Landing and Sunbeam Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Duval County

    July 7, 2017 @ 2:02 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 20
    Cause: Blockage
    Action Taken: Unstopped line, washed down, and vacuumed.




Other Events Reported This Month

  • 12680 Ashly Melisse Boulevard
    Jacksonville FL, 32225
    Duval County
    July 22, 2017 @ 5:45pm
    Estimated Gallons Spilled: 50 gallons non-PCB transformer oil
    Cause: Traffic Accident
    Action Taken: Remove and replace impacted vegetation, place absorbent bomb to catch free oil in creek

  • 3441 Palm Island Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32250
    Duval County

    July 13, 2017 @ 9:59 a.m.
    Estimated spilled: 5 gallons non-PCB transformer oil
    Cause: Tree limb
    Action Taken: Removed and replaced impacted vegetation and soil.

  • 4731 Princess Anne Lane
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County

    July 1, 2017 @ 3:29 p.m.
    Estimated spilled: 2 gallons non-PCB transformer oil
    Cause: Tree limb
    Action Taken: Removed and replaced impacted vegetation and soil.

  • Goodrich Road Fueling Station
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County
    July 20, 2017 @ 2:43:am
    Estimated spilled: 5 gallons Diesel
    Cause: Overfill by operator
    Action Taken: Place oil dry to absorb free product, pick-up contaminated oil dry

 



Events in Calendar Year 2017

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)