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.

  • 3908 Toledo Rd
    January 3, 2019 @ 6:50 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 400
    Action Taken:  Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area, apply liquid disinfectant.
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • 11001 Pritchard Rd
    January 4, 2019 @ 11:46 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 50
    Action Taken: Sewer flow was diverted using temporary pump from manhole to lift station to repair broken manhole/pipe.
    Preliminary Cause: Broken pipe

  • 7099 Collins Rd
    January 7, 2019 @12:30 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 200
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure

  • 85493 Berryessa Way
    January 9, 2019 @ 10:35 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 25
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from street and storm drain.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Panther Creek Pkwy and Royal County Dr
    January 11, 2019 @ 11:35 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 
    Action Taken: Force main repaired, lime spread on impact area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Broken pipe

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. 

  • 4890 Pearl St. N. 1/2/19 3:23 p.m. - 850 gallons
  • Collins Road & Collins Crossing 1/5/19 10:15 a.m. - 50 gallons
  • 14353 N Main St 1/9/19 8:39 a.m. - 100 gallons

  • 1821 Autumnbrook Lane 1/10/19 10:27 a.m. - 100 gallons
  • 9551 Baymeadows Rd 1/10/19 3:17 p.m. - 75 gallons
  • 9551 Baymeadows Rd 1/11/19 9:03 a.m. - 75 gallons
  • 462480 SR 20 1/14/19 9:19 a.m. - 50 gallons
  • 9010 Atlantic Blvd 1/14/19 3:47 p.m. - 100 gallons
  • 445 SR 13 1/14/19 8:53 p.m. - 300 gallons
  • 11781 Pleasant Creek Dr. 1/14/19 10:54 p,m. - 300 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.

  • 1808 Manchester Cr S 1/1/19 6:55 p.m. - 30 gallons
  • 6372 Collins Rd 1/5/19 12:00 p.m. - 10 gallons
  • 5567 Timuquana Rd 1/7/19 9:41 p.m. - 30 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 1555 Millcoe Rd 1/8/19 9:45 a.m. - 1200 gallons of partially treated waste water released onto WWTP property. No waterways impacted. 

Events in Calendar Year 2018

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

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