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.

  • 15598 Lexington Park Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 7:45pm
    Estimated gallons spilled:  7500
    Action Taken:  Street was washed down and sewer/wash water was recovered out of storm drain, apply hydrated lime to impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure

  • 514 Lomax St
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    Duval County
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 8:37 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 100
    Action Taken: Street was washed down and sewer/wash water was recovered out of storm drain
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 2066 Matefield Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  10000
    Action Taken:  Washed down street and fixed man hole.
    Preliminary Cause:  Cave-in

  • 18th and Walnut
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 11:15 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1000
    Action Taken:  Washed down street.
    Preliminary Cause:  Operator Error

  • 5688 English Oaks
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  0
    Action Taken: Recovered 66,300 from overflow site, applied hydrated lime to affected area. Sampling to begin 9/15/20.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 3354 Kegler Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval COunty
    Saturday, September 19, 2020 @10:30 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 600
    Action Taken: Wahed down and vacuumed impacted area. 
    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. 

  • 6368 Thatcher Trail 9/1/2020 at 11:32 a.m. - 100 gallons

    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.

    • 7443 Richardson Rd 9/9/2020 at 10:20 a.m. - 5 gallons

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • None

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)