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Environmental Incident Reporting

To keep the public informed, JEA will post pollution events that occur within its service territory 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 reporting requirements.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On December 30, 2016, an Administrative Law Judge invalidated a proposed pollution notification rule (proposed Rule 62-4.161, Florida Administrative Code) promulgated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), which required owners of installations throughout the State of Florida to report pollution events to the local government as well as a local media outlets to notify the general public of the event. The following link provides an archived listing of notices submitted under Emergency Rule after it was adopted on September 26, 2016 (62ER16-1). 
Notices of an Incident or Discovery of Pollution Reported Under Emergency Rule (PDF)

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. 
Learn More 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.

  • 4058 Capper Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

    Duval County
    May 16, 2017 @ 2:07 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: TBD
    Action Taken: Applied disinfectant. Washed and vacuumed stormdrain and street.
    Preliminary Cause: Faulty valve

  • 94 East 32nd Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    May 10, 2017 @ 4:52 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5
    Action Taken: Applied disinfectant
    Preliminary Cause: Faulty valve

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 within 24 hours.

  • 13475 Ranch Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
     
    Duval County 
    May 22, 2017 @ 3:09 p.m. 
    Estimated gallons released: 800 
    Action Taken: Vacuumed wastewater and applied disinfectant. 
    Preliminary Cause: Leak.

  • 1678 Mallory Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32205

    Duval County
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:03 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 50
    Action Taken: Washed down and recovered sewer and wash water. Hydrated lime applied.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

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.

  • 96072 Soap Creek Drive
    Yulee, FL 32034
    Nassau County
    May 6, 2017 @ 6:18pm.
    Estimated gallons released: 10
    Action Taken: Remove blockage from vacuum system tank .
    Preliminary cause: Equipment failure

  • 1608 Lake Shore Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    Duval County
    May 4, 2017 @ 11:28 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 2
    Action Taken: Replace ARV and vacuum sewer.
    Preliminary cause: Equipment failure

  • 3044 Capper Road,
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    May 2, 2017 @ 1:56 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 10
    Action taken: Vacuum and and disinfected impacted area.
    Preliminary cause: Valve failure

  • 1101 Grant Street,
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Duval County
    May 2, 2017 @ 8:32 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 40
    Action taken: Washed down and vacuum impacted area.
    Preliminary cause: Blockage

  • 11213 Ridgetop Lane
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County
    May 1, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 30
    Action taken: Washed down and vacuum impacted area.
    Preliminary cause: Blockage

Other Events Reported This Month

  • 15701 West Beaver Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32234

    Duval County
    May 6, 2017 @ 12:15 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 1000 anti-freeze
    Action Taken:  Pumped antifreeze from containment
    Preliminary Cause:  Service pump on cooling tower blew seal causing anti-freeze to be released in containment


Events in Calendar Year 2017

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)