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.

5810 Commonwealth Ave
May 23, 2018
Estimated Gallons Released: 50
Action Taken: Vacuumed road, storm drain, and ditch and washed down impacted area. Lime applied to grass. 
Preliminary Cause: Grease

2963 Sanford Dr
May 1, 2018 at 7:36 a.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 200
Action Taken: Vacuumed storm drains and washed down impacted area.
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.

10490 San Jose Blvd
May 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 200
Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area.
Preliminary Cause: Grease

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.


Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office  

733 Shaw St
May 12, 2018 @ 5:28 p.m.
1,500 gallon Transformer Oil Release
Cleanup efforts ongoing

Events in Calendar Year 2018

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

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