Statement on Holiday Road Sewer Overflow


JACKSONVILLE — JEA’s Holiday Road lift station (7834 Holiday Road South) experienced equipment failure on a bypass pump on Jan. 16, causing a 90,000-gallon sewer overflow near and into Pottsburg Creek. Shortly after discovery, JEA teams inspected the site and quickly made repairs to return the station to normal operational status.

The failure occurred with the bypass pump — which helps the lift station with operations — during a construction project designed to improve the system.

The impacted ground area was remediated, and hydrated lime was applied to the affected soil to kill bacteria and reduce odors.

JEA began taking samples of the impacted water area today (Jan. 17). First results are expected late morning Jan. 18. JEA notified state regulatory agencies on Jan. 16 and placed sanitary sewer overflow signs in the vicinity of the release advising residents against swimming, fishing or drinking from nearby bodies of water.

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JEA will continue to monitor the area and take additional remediation steps as necessary.

About JEA

JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serving an estimated 478,000 electric, 357,000 water, 279,000 sewer and 15,000 reclaimed water customers. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to serve those who live in Jacksonville and in the surrounding communities. The sole purpose of JEA’s business is to ensure the electric, water and sewer demands of its customers are met, both today and for generations to come with the goal to provide reliable services at the best value to our customers while ensuring our areas’ precious natural resources are protected.

Media Contact

Karen McAllister, JEA
Manager, Media Relations
(904) 665-5500





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