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.

Information Regarding Reported Pollution Incidents

On July 1, 2017, Section 403.077, Florida Statutes, regarding public notification of pollution incidents went into effect. The Statute 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.

5802 Harris Ave.

June 1, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.

Estimated Gallons Released:  250,000 

Action Taken:  Area washed down, vacuumed area, applied hydrated lime.  Samples taken on 6/2/2018 and 6/3/2018.  Waterbody has returned to normal background conditions.

Preliminary Cause:  Power failure

1555 Milcoe Rd.

June 13, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

Estimated Gallons Released: 510,000 

Action Taken:  Area vacuumed, applied hydrated lime.  Samples taken on 6/14/2018.

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.

June 4, 2018 - 1st  St. and Tyler Street - 300 gallons

June 8, 2018 - Danese and W. 27th St. - 100 gallons

June 14, 2018 - Waterleaf Blvd. and Kernan Blvd. N. - 340 gallons

June 14, 2018 - Argyle Forest Blvd. and Bishopwood Dr. - 50 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.

June 2, 2018 - 13389 Tropic Egret Dr. - 5 gallons

June 7, 2018 - 4317 University Blvd S. - 25 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office  


Events in Calendar Year 2018

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)

Water Quality Reports

The Annual Water Quality Report provides information on JEA’s water treatment systems

Review the Reports