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.

  • 7805 Delaroache Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  4,000 
    Action Taken:  Washed area and recovered sewer.  Lime applied to affected area.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 11201 New Berlin Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 76,000 
    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. 

  • University Blvd & Edenfield Rd - 2/1/2020 at 1:08 p.m. 200 gallons
  • 6360 New Kings Rd - 2/3/2020 at 8:00 a.m. 300 gallons
  • E 11th St and Talleyrand Ave - 2/5/2020 at 1:45 p.m.
  • 5375 Ortega Farms Blvd - February 24, 2020 @ 3:45 PM 250 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.

    • None

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • None

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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