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.

  • 5664 English Oaks Dr S 
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Duval County
    Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 9:37 AM 
    Estimated gallons released: 43,200
    Action Taken: Repaired sewer main, recovered pond water and sewer out of retention pond. 
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe failure

  • 10418 New Berlin Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 7:03 PM
    Estimated gallons released: 2000
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer from ground, apply hydrated lime to impacted area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 8546 English Oak Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
    Estimated gallons released:  5000
    Action Taken:  Impacted area washed down, vacuumed and hydrated lime applied.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure

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. 

  • 1260 Odessa Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 @ 5:05 PM
    Estimated gallons released: 200
    Action Taken: Wash down and recovered sewer/wash down water from impacted area and storm drain.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 6322 Lake Plantation Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 8:08 PM
    Estimated gallons released: 100
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash water from impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • Sandler Road and Monroe Smith 
    Jacksonville, FL 32222
    Duval County 

    Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 1:02 PM 
    Estimated gallons released: 100
    Action Taken: Repaired pipe and washed down road.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe failure 

  • 8265 Newport Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:45 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 50
    Action Taken: Cleared blockage, then washed down and vacuumed impacted area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Grease blockage

  • 6249 Bizier Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 10:43 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 50 
    Action Taken: Road washed down and sewer/wash water recovered from curbline.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe failure

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.

  • 1057 Troyan Street 10/8/2020 8:54 AM - 10 gallons
  • 5151 Shawland Rd 10/22/2020 10:03 AM - 5 gallons
  • 12050 Beach Blvd 10/22/2020 4:24 PM - 10 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 12697 Bartram Park Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32258
    Duval County
    Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  10000
    Action Taken:  JEA arrived onsite and was able to shut and inline valve to stop release. Hydrant and pipe will be replcaed.
    Preliminary Cause:  Other

  • 4377 Heckscher Dr
    Jackonvillem FL 32226
    Duval County
    Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 8:45 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 25
    Action Taken: Release contained, impacted area remediated.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure


Events in Calendar Year 2019

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)