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.

  • 7133 Southside Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 11:49 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 1000
    Action Taken: A bypass pump was set up to stop overflow. Contractor hired to drill in a new 36" force main under culvert to tie into existing 24" force main on either side of culvert and abandon leaking 24" force main under culvert.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe 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.  

  • 1240 Skye Dr W
    Jacksonville, FL 32221
    Duval County

    Sunday, June 2, 2023 @ 7:41 PM
    Estimated gallons released: 600
    Action Taken: Large vacuum truck called in to unblock system. Area washed down and all wash water recovered. Full recovery made from storm drain/ditch.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 13288 Pacemaker Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 6:24 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 400
    Action Taken: Sewer soaked into ground. Remaining standing sewer vacuumed, washed down and recovered. Valve closed properly.
    Preliminary Cause: 3rd Party

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.

  • 9274 Baymeadows Rd - 6/10/24 5:00 PM - 30 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 7530 Kinlock Dr S - 6/3/24 @ 8:51 AM - 530 gallons diesel spill occurred at a JEA facility. No land or waterway impact. 

Events in Calendar Year 2024

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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