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.

  • 1476 Mallard Landing Blvd 
    Fruit Cove, FL 
    St Johns County

    Friday, June 6, 2021 @ 12:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  550
    Action Taken:  Cap was replaced and spill was stopped. Sewer/washwater/pond water was recovered from storm drain system. Hydrated lime was applied to affected area.  
    Preliminary Cause: Third Party Error 

  • 3336 Mayflower St
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County

    Sunday, June 13, 2021 @ 6:15 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 1000
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area. 
    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. 

  • 6346 Collins Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County

    Estimated gallons spilled:  50
    Action Taken: Air release valve was replaced. Road was washed down and all was water recovered.  
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment 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.

  • 10th St and Grunthal Street 6/2/2021 @ 3:00 PM - 10 gallons
  • 3823 Valverde Cir 6/7/2021 @ 13:38 - 25 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)