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.

  • 11220 Alumni Way
    March 17, 2019 @ 8:57 PM
    Estimated Gallons Released: 1000
    Action Taken: Flush and recover sewer from storm water system and pond. Apply Hydrated lime to impacted grass. Begin sampling pond 3/19/19.
    Preliminary Cause: Force Main Break

  • 463775 State Road 200
    February 28, 2019 @ 12:30 PM
    Estimated Gallons Released: 180,000
    Action Taken: Vacuum up sewer
    Preliminary Cause: force main breach

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. 

  • 11611 Gwynford Lane
    March 5, 2019 @ 10:30 PM
    Estimated Gallons Released: 300
    Action Taken: Washed down, vacuumed and applied disinfectant to impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Grease Blockage 

  • 5332 Dunn Ave
    March 7, 2019 @ 3:15 PM
    Estimated Gallons Released: 50
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure

  • 4721 Queen Lane
    March 16, 2019 @ 11:49 AM
    Estimated Gallons Released: 75
    Action Taken: Washed down and vacuumed impacted area.
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage

    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.

    • 6532 Harlow Blvd 3/8/19 @ 3:50 PM - 3 gallons

    Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

    • 1333 Haines St 3/11/19 @ 8:00 AM - 60 gallons oil

    Events in Calendar Year 2019

    Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)