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.

  • 5828 University Blvd W
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval County

    Sunday, September 5, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  100
    Action Taken:  Blockage was removed. Sewer unable to be recovered from storm drains. Sampling of conveyance channel starting 9/6/2021.
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 2801 Suni Pines Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32250
    Duval County

    Monday, September 6, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1000
    Action Taken:  Waiting on Big Vac to remove grease blockage from lift station so system can drain properly. Road will be washed down and sampling of creek starting 9/7/2021.
    Preliminary Cause:  Grease

  • 7204 Stonehurst Rd N
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County
    Monday, September 17, 2021 @ 7:00pm
    Estimated gallons spilled:  250
    Action Taken: Washed down impact area and sampling of creek starting 9/18/2021.
    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. 

  • 164 Cherry Laurel Pl
    St. Johns, FL 
    St. Johns County

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 7:31 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 100
    Action Taken: ARV was turned off till it can be repaired, area was washed down and vacuumed up.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • E-Town Parkway and SR 9B
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County
    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 10:37 AM
    Estimated release amount: 200 gallons
    Action Taken: JEA maintained spill with large vac trucks until new arv and ball valve could be replaced to stop the spill. Area washed down and all sewer recovered from storm system.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 4355 Carriage Crossing Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32258
    Duval County
    Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 1:59 PM
    Estimated release amount: 600 gallons
    Action Taken: Area was washed down and affected area around manhole was treated with hydrated lime. Storm drains were surcharged, sewer/storm water/wash water was recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 150 Fells Cove
    Fruit Cove, FL 32259
    St Johns County
    Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 8:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 300 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer from impacted area, then apply hydrated lime
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error




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.

  • 888 Frankland St 9/2/2021 6:13 PM - 10 gallons
  • 1726 Heatherwood Dr 9/12/2021 6:23 PM - 10 gallons
  • 2206 Palmdale Rd 9/12/2021 6:39 PM - 20 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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