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.

  • 10386 Agave Road 
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County

    Thursday, May 2, 2024 @ 11:20 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 500
    Action Taken: Replaced clay pipe with PVC. Recovered sewer from creek. Sampling began 5/3/2024. 
    Preliminary Cause: Cave In

  • Panther Creek Parkway and Chaffee Road S
    Jacksonville, FL 32221
    Duval County 
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 13,200
    Action taken: Pipe replaced. Recovered sewer from work pit and overflow structure. Hydrated lime placed in grassy area. No waterways impacted. 
    Preliminary Cause: Third Party

  • 14950 Inspire Way
    St. Augustine, FL 32084
    St. Johns County

    Friday, May 24, 2024 @ 9:27 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 33,000 gal
    Action Taken: Pipe Repaired. Recovered sewer from work pit and dammed area. 
    Preliminary Cause: Contractor Error

  • 3000 Dunn Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    Monday, May 28, 2024 @ 9:42 AM
    Estimated gallons released: 9,415
    Action Taken: Bypass pump set up between manholes where break occurred. Area washed down with fresh water to minimize smell. No recovery from creek due to location in woods.
    Preliminary Cause: Cave-in

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.  

  • None

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.

  • 7023 103rd St - 5/22/2024 @ 8:30 AM - 25 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

  • 1840 Cedar Bay Rd - 5/21/2024 @ 2:00 PM - 27,000 gallons partially treated

Events in Calendar Year 2024

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF) 

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