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.  

Section 403.077, Florida Statutes, regarding public notification of pollution incidents, 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.

  • 4140 Hodges Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 
    Duval County
    Sunday, July 3, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  24,000
    Action Taken: Recovered spill and applied lime to affected area
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

  • 5696 English Oaks Dr S.
    Jacksonville, FL 
    Duval County
    Sunday, July 5, 2020 @ 12:18 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  36,500
    Action Taken: Recovered spill and applied lime to affected area
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

  • 7200 A C Skinner Pkwy
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1000
    Action Taken: 
    Preliminary Cause:  TS/Hurricane

  •  Southwest Collection System Christobal Rain Event
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Sunday June 7, 2020 @ 
    Estimated gallons spilled: 3000
    Action Taken: 
    Preliminary Cause: TS/Hurricane

  • 5104 118th St
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Monday June 8, 2020 @ 8:44 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 263,000
    Action Taken: JEA crew recovered sewage water from the ditches and wetland area next to Ortega River. Area was washed down and lime applied to affected area. Signs placed and sampling will begin on 6/9/2020.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 4715 Worrall Way
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Duval County
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 6:17 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  60000
    Action Taken:  Crew used a full circle to stop the leak. Vacuum trucks recovered sewage from road and areas of wetland. Lime was placed on road.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 8282 Western Way
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  10000
    Action Taken:  JEA crew turned valves to isolate flow and dug down to pipe to repair pipe.
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 1964 W 13th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 9:10 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  20
    Action Taken:  Road washed down and all wash water recovered.
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 14581 Spring Light Cir
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County
    Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 4:21 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: TBD
    Action Taken:
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 12548 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 10:43 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 6000
    Action Taken: Repairs made, impacted area washed down and vacuumed. 
    Preliminary Cause: 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. 

  • 3928 Baymeadows Rd 6/11/2020 4:24 p.m. - 50 gallons

    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.

    • 675 Skymark Dr 6/1/2020 2:17 p.m. - 20 gallons
    • 7923 Free Ave 6/2/2020 8:00 p.m. - 10 gallons
    • 4298 University Blvd N 6/4/2020 12:00 a.m. - 5 gallons
    • 139 Lighthouse Rd W 6/8/2020 11:45 a.m. - 5 gallons

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • None

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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