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Wastewater Facilities

 JEA has invested $3 billion in water and sewer infrastructure since 1998.  In FY16 alone, system improvements included new pumping stations, new water treatment plants and an expanded reclamation facility either built and operational or still under construction. 

JEA's wastewater collection system handles more than 70 million gallons of wastewater per day through more than 3,700 miles of pipe as well as seven regional and seven non-regional wastewater treatment facilities.

Team of JEA water and wastewater workers

The Buckman Wastewater Facility is JEA's largest regional wastewater plant and treats an average 23 million gallons of sewage each day. Its total capacity is 52.5 MGD. Planned improvements for Buckman include equipment upgrades to further reduce nitrogen concentrations in the facility effluent.

The District II Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average 3.7 MGD, with a total capacity of 10.0 MGD. District II treats some of its effluent to be reused as reclaimed water at JEA's Northside Generating Station and is available to commercial irrigation users.  

The Southwest Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average 9.4 MGD, with a total capacity of 14.0 MGD.  

The Arlington East Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average 17.0 MGD, with a total capacity of 25.0 MGD. Arlington East reclaims treated wastewater for use by commercial and residential irrigators. Upgrades were completed in 2010 to increase capacity and reduce nitrogen in the facility effluent.

Mandarin wastewater facility semi-aerial view

The Mandarin Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average 7.5 MGD, with a total capacity of 8.75 MGD. The Mandarin facility reclaims treated wastewater for use by commercial and residential irrigators.  

The Julington Creek Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average 0.83 MGD, with a total capacity of 1.0 MGD. The Julington Creek facility reclaims treated wastewater for use by commercial irrigators such as golf courses.

The Jax Heights Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average 0.65 MGD, with a total capacity of 2.5 MGD. The Jax Heights facility will be phased out and the wastewater flow will be redirected to Southwest Wastewater Facility by 2014.

 The Monterey Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average 1.4 MGD, with a total capacity of 3.6 MGD.

The Royal Lakes Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average 1.8 MGD, with a total capacity of 3.25 MGD. The Royal Lakes facility will be phased out January 2013 and the wastewater flow will be redirected to Arlington East Wastewater Facility. was phased out January 2013.

The San Jose Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average 1.3 MGD, with a total capacity of 2.25 MGD. The Royal Lakes facility will be phased out March 2013 and the wastewater flow will be redirected to Arlington East Wastewater Facility.  

JEA employee working at Madarin wastewater facility

The Blacks Ford Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average of 1.7 MGD, with a total capacity of 3.0 MGD. The Blacks Ford facility reclaims treated wastewater for irrigation use by commercial and residential customers. We are currently expanding this plant. When complete in Spring 2018, the plant will be able to treat up to 6 million gallons of wastewater a day and turn it into reclaimed water.

The Ponte Vedra Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average of 0.57 MGD, with a total capacity of 0.80 MGD. The Ponte Vedra facility reclaims treated wastewater for use by commercial irrigators such as golf courses.

The Ponce de Leon Wastewater Facility is a smaller wastewater plant treating an average of 0.092 MGD, with a total capacity of 0.240 MGD.

The Nassau Wastewater Facility is a regional wastewater plant treating an average of 0.93 MGD, with a total capacity of 1.55 MGD. The Nassau facility reclaims treated wastewater for use by commercial irrigators such as golf courses.

*Figures are for FY2013