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.

  • 5198 Rathbone Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Duval County

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022 @ 10:17 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  2560
    Action Taken: Pipe was repaired to stop overflow. Large vactor recovered loads off creek downstream to mitigate spill. Sampling to begin 11/9/2022.
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure
  • 590 Duval Station Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 1:30 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  2500
    Action Taken:  Wash down impacted area
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 5698 Commonwealth Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County

    Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  7200
    Action Taken:  Recover sewer from storm water system and apply hydrated lime to 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. 

  • 218 Queen Victoria Ave
    St. Johns, FL 32259
    St. Johns County
    Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 6:34 AM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Force main was repaired, area was washed down. Large vacuum trucks pulled 7 loads out of surcharged storm drains.
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 1828 Doyon Ct
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County
    Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 5:17 PM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 2301 Hawk Crest Dr E
    Julington Creek, FL 32259
    St. Johns County
    Monday, November 16, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Apply hydrated lime
    Preliminary Cause: Pipe Failure

  • 2035 Rental Car Ln
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 8:03 AM
    Estimated release amount: 250 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer, wash down water, and impacted storm water from impacted area. Apply hydrated lime
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • Lake Shore Blvd & Radio Ln
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County
    Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 11:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 200 gallons
    Action Taken: Wash down and vacuum up sewer/wash down water from impacted area
    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.

  • 2237 Kingston St - 11/7/2022 @ 1:14 PM - 5 gallons
  • 9001 Southside Blvd - 11/13/2022 @ 3:30 AM - 25 gallons
  • 4423 Jiggermast Ave - 11/18/2022 @ 2:00 PM - 15 gallons
  • 3116 Ashgrove Rd - 11/19/2022 @ 11:00 AM - 40 gallons
  • 4140 Hodges Blvd - 11/20/2022 @ 4:30 PM - 30 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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