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.

  • 8388 Locke Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Thursday, December 31, 2020 @ 4:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  120
    Action Taken:  The blockage was removed and spill stopped. Road was washed down and all wash water was recovered. Sampling to being 1/1/2021.
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • 3759 Bess Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County

    Friday, January 1, 2021 @ 2:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1350
    Action Taken:  Crew replaced air release valve on sewer pipe to stop leak. Road was washed down.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • Lane Ave & Old Kings Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County

    Sunday, January 3, 2021 @ 2:45 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 1750
    Action Taken: Maintained until crew could remove broken air release valve and place full circle on pipe. Sewer soaked into ground. Lime applied to affected area.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 1143 Scotten Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 100
    Action Taken: Blockage was cleared and road was washed down. All wash water was recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 5141 Nile Rd 
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 @ 8:25 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 1000
    Action Taken: Valve was opened, road was washed down. All wash water and sewer was recovered. 
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error 

  • 8691 Moss Haven Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32221
    Duval County

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 @ 9:55 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  150
    Action Taken:  Wash down impacted area
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 3882 Cedar Point Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  64,500
    Action Taken:  Washed down, vacuumed and applied hydrated lime to impacted area.
    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. 

  • 2710 Eaverson St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County
    Saturday, January 2, 2021 @ 3:51 PM
    Estimated release amount: 300 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage was removed, street washed down and all sewer from street and storm drain recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 3516 Rio Grande Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 8:47 AM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Repaired force main, washed down road and recovered wash water/sewer.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 6304 Lake Plantation Dr  
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 @ 2:23 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Repaired low pressure step pump, washed down road and recovered wash water/sewer.  
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 7601 Mayapple Court
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 5:29 PM
    Estimated release amount: 60 gallons
    Action Taken: Wash down impacted area, vacuumed up wash down water and impacted sand from drain.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 5204 Mays Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area for full recovery.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 10423 Gailwood Cir E
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 8:48 AM
    Estimated release amount: 200 gallons
    Action Taken: Crew removed blockage to stop overflow. All sewer was recovered and area washed down with disinfectant.
    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.

  • 138 Villa Sovana Ct 1/7/2021 @ 4:30 PM - 10 gallons
  • 3475 Hartley Rd 1/9/2021 @ 2:37 PM - 10 gallons
  • 234 General Doolittle Dr 1/14/2021 @ 2:20 PM - 40 gallons
  • 2310 Edwards Ave 1/18/2021 @ 8:30 AM - 25 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • Durbin Lake Drive & Village Lake Drive 1/14/2021 @ 3:00 PM - 2500 gallons reclaimed water
  • 6234 Harlow Blvd 1/21/2021 @ 1:17 PM - 30 gallons Hydraulic Oil

Events in Calendar Year 2019

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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