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.

  • 7200 AC Skinner Pkwy
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County, 32256
    Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 5:25 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  509,000
    Action Taken: Pipe repaired and release stopped. Area washed down and recovered, recovery also from creek. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 10418 New Berlin Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32226
    Duval County

    Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 12:35 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  6,000
    Action Taken: ARV was repaired, sewer soaked into ground. Affected area applied with hydrated lime. Sign posted in the area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment failure

  • 20 Mile Rd and Oak Creek Dr
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
    St Johns County

    Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 5:10 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  2,000
    Action Taken: Impacted area washed down, vacuumed and hydrated limed applied. 
    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. 

  • 11757 Magnolia Estates Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Duval County

    Friday September 1, 2023 @ 12:41 PM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: All sewer released onto roadway recovered. Remaining sewer soaked into ground after repairs made. 
    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.

  • Corner Western Way and Western Way Cir - 9/6/2023 @ 3:00 PM - 35 gallons
  • 2961 Armsdale Rd - 9/11/2023 @ 12:24 PM - 20 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2023

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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