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.

  • 3996 Arbor Mill Cir
    Orange Park, FL 32065
    Clay County

    Sunday, January 2, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 3000
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area and storm drain, apply hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 7834 Holiday Rd S
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval County

    Sunday, January 16, 2022 @ 1:45 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  90,000
    Action Taken:  Area was washed down and impact site flushed. Unable to recover due to landscape. Impacted area of lift station was applied with hydrated lime.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 13340 Collen Rd. 
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 3:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 300
    Actions Taken: Area was washed down, and wash water recovered. Impacted land had hydrated lime applied. 3000 gal of water was removed from impact area of waterway. 

  • 220 Davis Pond Blvd
    Fruit Cove, FL 32259
    St. Johns County

    Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 9:21 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1400
    Action Taken:  The sand filters are currently on bypass, the plant is in reject and we have two new air compressors onsite to be installed
    Preliminary Cause:  Other



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. 

  • 1338 Lake Shore Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County

    Estimated gallons released: 200
    Action Taken: Blockage was removed, sewer stayed below culvert and was not escaping. Vac truck set up and washed all sewer water from storm water conveyance area to vac truck for full recovery. large section of pipe was replaced to stop leak. 

    Preliminary Cause: Other



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.

  • 178 Bedstone Dr 1/4/22 @ 10:07 - 10 gallons
  • 7825 Porch Swing Ln 1/10/22 @ 8:40 AM - 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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