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Environmental Incident Reporting

To keep the public informed, JEA will post pollution events that occur within its service territory 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 reporting requirements.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On December 30, 2016, an Administrative Law Judge invalidated a proposed pollution notification rule (proposed Rule 62-4.161, Florida Administrative Code) promulgated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), which required owners of installations throughout the State of Florida to report pollution events to the local government as well as a local media outlets to notify the general public of the event. The following link provides an archived listing of notices submitted under Emergency Rule after it was adopted on September 26, 2016 (62ER16-1). 
Notices of an Incident or Discovery of Pollution Reported Under Emergency Rule

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. 
Learn more 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.

  • 7233 Blanding Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32244

    Duval County
    March 18, 2016 @ 5:07 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 13,000
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Applied hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure

  • 581 Summer Breeze Drive North
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    March 16, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 500
    Action Taken: JEA will wash and vacuum street and apply lime to impacted areas.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure
     
  • Lane Avenue South and Sioux Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    Duval County
    March 15, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 200
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 2535 Jammes Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    Duval County
    March 15, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 50
    Action Taken: Washed down impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 5643 Pittman Drive North
    Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Duval County
    March 15, 2017 @ 12:50 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 100
    Action Taken: Washed down impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage


  • 581 Summer Breeze Drive North
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    March 14, 2017 @ 7:00 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 21,100
    Action Taken: JEA will wash and vacuum street and apply lime to impacted areas.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure

  • 500 Lomax Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    Duval County
    March 1, 2017 @ 11:58 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 130 (100 recovered and 30 gallons to stormwater conveyance)
    Action Taken: Washed and vacuumed street and catch basin
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage
     
  • 8649 AC Skinner Parkway
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County
    February 5, 2017 @ 2:15 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 1,100,000 
    Action Taken: Sampling initiated, once sample results are clear, signage will be removed.
    Preliminary Cause: Construction Defect

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 within 24 hours.

  • 4111 Phillips Highway
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Duval County
    March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 500
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Applied hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • State Road 200 and O Neil Scott Road
    Fernandina Beach, FL 32304

    Nassau County
    March 24, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 200
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Applied hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 1096 Bertha Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

    Duval County
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:55 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 70
    Action Taken: Washed down area and recovered all sewer and wash water.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 11542 Monument Ridge Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Duval County
    March 19, 2017 @ 2:45 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 200
    Action Taken: JEA will wash down and vacuum impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.

  • 2798 Huffman Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County
    March 14, 2017 @ 2:55 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 200
    Action Taken: Applied lime to soil
    Preliminary Cause: Valve failure 

  • 11607 Mandarin Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County
    March 3, 2017 @ 1:02 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 400
    Action Taken: Applied lime to grassy area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line 

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.

  • Broward Road and DePaul Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

    Duval County
    March 24, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 10
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Applied hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 13526 Isla Vista Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32224

    Duval County
    March 22, 2017 @ 3:36 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 4440 Woodsong Loop West
    Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Duval County
    March 19, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 15
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.

  • 7201 San Jose Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32217
    Duval County
    March 18, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5
    Action Taken: Street washed down and vacuumed.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure.

  • 1865 Mitchell Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32207

    Duval County
    March 17, 2017 @ 3:15 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 1
    Action Taken: Street washed down and vacuumed.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.

  • 2131 James Hall Drive #23
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County
    March 17, 2017 @ 9:57 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 4
    Action Taken: Street washed and vacuumed.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.
     
  • 11539 Monument Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County
    March 16, 2017 @ 10:18 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 10
    Action Taken: Street washed and vacuumed.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.
     
  • 2518 Broward Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    March 8, 2017 @ 6:41 p.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 15
    Action Taken: Applied lime to grassy area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line.

  • 7177 Wheat Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    March 8, 2017 @ 11:24 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 30
    Action Taken: Vacuumed wastewater out of manhole.
    Preliminary Cause: Failed valve.

  • 3333 Monument Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County
    March 5, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 20
    Action Taken: Applied lime to grassy area, wash down & vacuumed sewer from impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line 

  • 1814 Fair Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    Duval County
    March 1, 2017 @ 10:24 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 5
    Action Taken: Applied lime to grassy area
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage in line (tree roots)

Other Events Reported This Month

Other events reported to federal, state or local agencies.

  • 3046 Flower Garden Lane
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    March 10, 2017 @ 8:53 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 30 (non-PCB Transformer Oil)
    Action Taken: Placed oil dry on free standing oil, picked up oily waste and drummed for disposal. Soil and sod replaced. 
    Preliminary Cause: Automobile struck ground transformer.

  • 2434 N Pearl Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    March 2, 2017 @ 4:03 a.m.
    Estimated Gallons Released: 40 (Hydraulic Oil)
    Action Taken: Placed oil dry on free standing oil, picked up oily waste and drummed for disposal. 
    Preliminary Cause: Oil leak from Vacon Truck (hydraulic oil) 

Cumulative Events in Calendar Year 2017

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