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.

  • 11406 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Tuesday, May 4, 2020 @ 9:45 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 250
    Action Taken: Blockage removed, area washed down, and one large vac truck load pulled off of storm catch basin prior to storm pond. 
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 2678 St. Johns Bluff Rd S
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 @ 10:08 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  6,750
    Action Taken:  ARV was turned off until can be repaired. Sewer recovered from median. Vac truck set up on creek to recover sewer and flush water. Sampling will be conducted on 5/18/2020.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • Mandarin Rd and Scott Mill Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 @ 9:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 14,400
    Action Taken: Vac trucks were unsuccessful in removing blockage. A bypass pump was set up on manhole to pump sewer directly into lift station until line can be cleared. Sewer was recovered from storm drains, areas affected limed and sampling to begin on 5/19/2020.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 2232 Camden Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Duval County
    Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  30
    Action Taken:  Wash down impacted area. Vacuum up wash down water.
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • Gandy Street & Smyrna Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32208
    Duval County
    Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ 11:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  3000
    Action Taken:  Wash down and vacuum sewer from impacted area
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure




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. 

  • 10991 San Jose Blvd 5/3/20 5:35 p.m. - 50 gallons
  • 8676 Springtree Rd 5/4/2020 7:46 p.m. - 500 gallons
  • 1126 Odessa St 5/24/2020 10:00 a.m. - 50 gallons
  • 5355 Dolphin Point Blvd 5/26/2020 9:10 a.m. - 400 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.

    • 3616 Stuart St 5/9/2020 12:20 p.m. - 5 gallons
    • Forsyth St and Lee St 5/11/2020 11:30 a.m. - 5 gallons
    • 7178 Balboa Rd 5/17/2020 09:47 a.m. - 25 gallons

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • None

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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