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.

  • 11710 Central Parkway
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Duval County
    Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 4:07 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  23000
    Action Taken: Crew replaced broken fm with new pipe. Roadway cleaned up. Sampling of pond beginning 3/11/2023.
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 915 Benbow St
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 4:19 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  100
    Action Taken:  Blockage removed and area washed down. Sampling of creek to begin 3/13/2023.
    Preliminary Cause:  Blockage

  • 1397 Creek Point Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Monday, March 13, 2023 @ 12:10 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  3000
    Action Taken:  Roadway washed down and all sewer/solids from roadway recovered. Several loads were taken off storm drains to mitigate spill. Sampling of ponds to begin 3/14/2023 to verify impact.
    Preliminary Cause:  Operator Error

  • 2160 The Woods Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 12:42 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  9000
    Action Taken:  Pipe was initially repaired and another leak started. That leak was repaired. Area washed down and hydrated lime applied to affected yards.
    Preliminary Cause:  Pipe Failure

  • Lane Ave N and Trade Center Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32254
    Duval County

    Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 10:16 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  5410
    Action Taken:  Storm drain leads to pond not in overflow. Pipe was repaired, sewer recovered out of storm drain, large vac trucks pulled 3 loads off of pond.
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

SSO Events Reported to Local A/gencies (Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast District, COJ-Environmental Quality Division)

All releases between 50-999 gallons are reported to local agencies. 

  • 1335 Edgewood Ave W
    Jacksonville, FL
    Duval County
    Friday, March 3, 2023 @ 12:03 PM
    Estimated release amount: 500 gallons
    Action Taken: Small vac maintained until grease blockage was removed, roadway and storm drain washed down and all sewer/wash water recovered.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 1185 Queens Harbour Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County
    Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 1:04 PM
    Estimated release amount: 50 gallons
    Action Taken: Roadway washed down and water/sewer recovered out of catch basin.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

  • 12321 Pulaski Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
    Estimated release amount: 500 gallons
    Action Taken: Standing sewer was recovered and rain washed away and remaining sewer/smell. 
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 331 N Roscoe Blvd
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    St Johns County
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
    Estimated release amount: 500 gallons
    Action Taken: Vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 3131 De Carlo Ln
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 1:30 PM
    Estimated release amount: 200 gallons
    Action Taken: Blockage was removed. Storm drains were surcharged and recovered out of. Area washed down.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease

  • 8108 Southside Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 9:00 PM
    Estimated release amount: 500 gallons
    Action Taken: Washed down, vacuumed and applied hydrated lime to 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.

  • 514 Lomax St - 3/5/2023 @ 12:00 AM - 10 gallons
  • 7452 Lake Plantation Ln - 3/9/2023 @ 6:20 PM - 1 gallons
  • 2304 Hawkcrest Dr E - 3/16/2023 @ 4:15 AM - 5 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2023

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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