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.

  • 6434 Heidi Rd
    November 19, 2018 at 9:37 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 20
    Action Taken: Removed blockage and limed area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 589 Renne Dr N
    November 15, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 1200
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer from impacted area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Collins Rd and Whispering Pines Dr
    November 14, 2018 at 1:54 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 1500
    Action Taken: Line repaired. Recovered all sewer from excavation pit
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor error

  • 711 Margaret St
    November 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 50
    Action Taken: Blockage removed. Sewer was unrecoverable. Area washed down and disinfect applied.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 5617 Boeing Dr
    November 6, 2018 at 8:36 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 50 
    Action Taken: Washed down and recovered 20 gallons of sewage from road. 30 gallons sewage entered storm drain. Sampling to occur on 11/06/18. 
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

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. 

  • 7177 Wheat Rd 11/15/18 10:31 a.m. - 200 gallons
  • W 7th St and Silver St 11/15/18 11:36 a.m. - 50 gallons
  • 7535 Ft Caroline Rd 11/15/18 1:47 p.m. - 200 gallons
  • Lenox Ave & Cherokee Ave 11/18/18 10:00am - 500 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.

  • 11753 Heatherwood Dr. 11/2/18 11:47 a.m. - 30 gallons
  • 2323 The Woods Dr E 11/6/18 9:59 a.m. - 20 gallons
  • 11016 Haws Ln. 11/7/18 3:00 p.m. - 20 gallons


Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2018

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

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