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.

  • Corner of McCormick and Kernan
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 11:42 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 143,400
    Action Taken: Multiple vacuum trucks were able to maintain spill to prevent sewer escaping from the pit dug to repair the pipe. Crews were able to valve off the line and the forcemain was repaired. 
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 1219 Picketville Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32220
    Duval County
    Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 2:45 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  94,000
    Action Taken:  Vac trucks recovered from broken pipe until valves could be turned to stop flow from pipe. Vac trucks continued to maintain lift station until pipe was repaired. Pump was set up on pond to mitigate release to water. Sampling of area beginning 6/7/2022.
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 1171 Lane Avenue South
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 11:10 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 50
    Action Taken: Blockage removed. 60,500 gallons recovered from the stormwater system. Investigative sample results received 6/10/2022 determined that the pond and downstream conveyance channel had been impacted by the spill. Monitoring of impacted areas to continue.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Daisy Ln and Amelia Concourse
    Jacksonville, FL 32034
    Nassau County

    Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 7:18 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  10000
    Action Taken: Repairs made, impacted area washed down, vacuumed and hydrated lime applied. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 10601 San Jose Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Duval County

    Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  5000
    Action Taken: Blockage cleared, impacted area washed down and vacuumed. 
    Preliminary Cause: Grease


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. 

  • 1419 Belvedere Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County
    Sunday, June 19, 2022 @ 7:49 PM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Washed down road and recovered sewer that released onto the ground and into the stormwater drain.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 5330 Mays Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County
    Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 6:16 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted areas.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 7773 Collins Ridge Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 7:15 PM
    Estimated release amount: 75 gallons
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. Full recovery.
    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.

  • 11559 Summer Tree Rd N 6/17/22 @ 3:28PM - 15 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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