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.

  • 7245 Blanding Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1000
    Action Taken: None
    Preliminary Cause:  TS Elsa

  •  Nelson Street & Mayflower Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
    Duval County
    Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 9:45 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1000
    Action Taken: None
    Preliminary Cause:  TS Elsa

  • Intersection of Clark Rd & Interstate Center Dr
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:11 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  4500
    Action Taken:  Ball valve was fixed, the inflow to the pond was bagged off and pond water and sewer were recovered from the retention pond. Hydrated lime was applied to affected area around the man hole. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • Busch Dr and I-95
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 1:15 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  10,000
    Action Taken:  ARV was valved off and repairs to be made. Dirt dam was built to prevent sewer from spreading further. Rain water/wash water/sewer were recovered from ditch and stormwater system. Affected area has been limed
    Preliminary Cause:  Contractor Error

  • 608 Pembridge Dr W
    Jacksonville, FL 32221

    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 10:00 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1,000
    Action Taken:  ARV replaced. Water in conveyance channel to McGirts Cr was vacuumed out, and hydrated lime was applied to effected ground of easement
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure  

  • 6457 Fort Caroline
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 14, 2021 @ 9:52 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  1,000
    Action Taken:  ARV was repaired and the area was washed down and sewer/wash water were recovered. Hydrated lime was applied to the affected area. 
    Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Failure 

  • 94 E. 32nd St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    Duval County
    Tuesday, July 14, 2021 @ 10:43 AM
    Estimated gallons spilled:  500
    Action Taken: Area was washed down and wash water/creek water/sewer were recovered from creek. Hydrated lime was applied to affected upland 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. 

  • 6015 118th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Friday, July 9, 2021 @ 2:16 PM
    Estimated gallons spilled: 50
    Action Taken: ARV was turned off to stop release. All sewer was recovered from inside manhole. Area washed down to remove smell and wash water recovered. 
    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.

  • 9776 Beach Blvd 7/13/2021 11:37 AM - 1 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • None

Events in Calendar Year 2021

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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