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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 - Last update 2:00 p.m., September 21, 2017

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.


834 Bay St. E
September 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 5
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure
Impact to Waterway: Hogans Creek/St Johns River
Action Taken: ARV valved off.

3942 Moncrief Rd.
September 19, 2017 at 3:50 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: TBD
Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Damage
Action Taken:  Vacuumed, cleaned and limed area.  Signs posted.  Sampling to be conducted.

5051 Kimbrell Dr. E.
September 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Estimated Gallons Released:  46,000
Preliminary Cause:  Equipment Damage
Impact to Waterway:  Fishing Creek
Action Taken:  Repaired pipe. Signs posted.  Sampling conducted on 9/20 and 9/21.

6062 Zinnia Ave.
September 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Estimated Gallons Released: 1800
Preliminary Cause:  Cave-in
Impact to Waterway:  Ribault River
Action Taken:  Posted signs.  Sampling to conducted on 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

12735 Gran Bay Parkway 
September 9, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 1000  
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: None 
Action Taken: Repaired equipment, washed down and recovered released wastewater.

1555 Millcoe Road 
September 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 363,500 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: None 
Action Taken: Washed down and recovered released wastewater

Hurricane Irma had catastrophic statewide impacts, including historic rainfall, unprecedented river surges and flooding. JEA has identified the following incidents that resulted during these extreme conditions.

11952 Harmony Dr. 
September 15, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 1,500 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment damage 
Impact to Waterway: None 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  

Morse Ave and Firestone 
September 15, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 29,000 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment damage 
Impact to Waterway: Fishing Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling conducted on 9/16, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

3549 Riverside Ave. 
September 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 13,000 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

6000 Wellington Place Ln. 
September 13, 2017 at 9:13 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 30 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

1990 Greenwood St. 
September 13, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 70 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions. 

5640 101st St. 
September 13, 2017 at 2:55 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 256,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Tributary to Fishing Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted 9/14, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20. 

521 Bridge Creek Dr. S. 
September 13, 2017 at 2:24 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 500 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Kentucky Branch Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

7106 Balboa Road 
September 13, 2017 at 2:15 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 10,000 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: Ditch to St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14, 9/16 and 9/18. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

9456 Pickwick Dr. 
September 13, 2017 at 12:30 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 37,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.   Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

7535 International Village 
September 12, 2017 at 11:01 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 107,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13, 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

1999 West 25th Street 
September 12, 2017 at 10:20 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 50 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Moncrief Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

5391 Lamar Dr. 
September 12, 2017 at 10:15 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 50 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Ortega River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

12493 Anesworth Ct. 
September 12, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 22,000 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pond 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling conducted 9/16, 9/17, 9/18 and 9/19.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

8825 Arbor Breeze Lane 
September 12, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 4,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Ortega River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

861214 N Hampton Club 
September 12, 2017 at 8:21 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 58,000 
Preliminary Cause: Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: Marsh 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.    

331 Laurina Street 
September 12, 2017 at 5:35 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 48,600 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Tributary 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

12276 Rouen Cove Dr. 
September 12, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 6,200 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Rushing Branch Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

4516 Morrison St. 
September 12, 2017 at 4:05 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 10,100 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

6101 Strawflower Rd. 
September 12, 2017 at 4:05 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 55,300 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Ribault River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, and 9/19.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.                

6305 Stetler Dr. 
September 12, 2017 at 3:50 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 10,900 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15.  Waterway has returned to background conditions. 

6893 Howalt Ct. N. 
September 12, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 35,300 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

3732 Robert Scott Drive W. 
September 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 20,700 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Little Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

11636 Starfish Ave. 
September 12, 2017 at 1:48 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 61,700 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pond 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  

2924 Mangrove Ave. 
September 12, 2017 at 1:48 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 29,700 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pond 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  

2809 5th Street W. 
September 12, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 7,000 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Roadside Ditch Action Taken:  Signs posted.  

6316 Victoria Park Ct. 
September 12, 2017 at 11:51 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 33,400 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

10600 Lem Turner 
September 12, 2017 at 11:44 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Trout River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

4092 Portsmouth Ave. 
September 12, 2017 at 11:44 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Trout River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

4085 University Blvd N. 
September 12, 2017 at 11:34 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 25,300 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Christopher Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/16.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

679 Cottage Hill Dr. E. 
September 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 246,000 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Tiger Pond Creek

Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling conducted on 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

9783 Riddle Road 
September 12, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 3,500 
Preliminary Cause: Broken Force Main 
Impact to Waterway: Marsh 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  

15854 Bainbridge Dr. 
September 12, 2017 at 10:36 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 69,500 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Seaton Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

3020 Secret Woods Trail W. 
September 12, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 38,500 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15.. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

4000 Spring Park Rd. 
September 12, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 10,200 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Little Pottsburg Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions. 

9465 Beauclerc Cove Rd. 
September 12, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 24,600 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Tributary to St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

7150 Civic Club Road 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 43,600 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Little Trout River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

7015 Hanson Drive 
September 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 86,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Wills Branch Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/17.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

7732 Merrill Road 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13, 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20.  Waterway has returned to background condtions.

847 Hickory Hill 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 150 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Wills Branch Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

220 Mercer Circle S. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 29,700 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Christopher Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

9721 Chirping Way 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Release: 2,600 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Pond 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.

San Jose Blvd and Morvenwood Rd. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 1,000 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Miramar Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling conducted on 9/14.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

3421 Indian Creek Blvd. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Marsh 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. 

8118 Vermanth Rd. 
Estimated Gallons Release: 100 
Preliminary Cause:  Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13, 9/14, 9/16, and 9/18. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

74 Baisden Rd. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Broward River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

111247 Beacon Dr. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 1,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: St. Johns River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling conducted on 9/15 and 9/18. 

8052 Arlington Expressway 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 17,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13, 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20. Waterway has returned to background conditions.

4526 Detaille St. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 190,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Ribault River 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/14, 9/16 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

12583 Arrowleaf Dr. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 19,100 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Mt. Pleasant Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

5565 Bristol Bay Ln. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 8,500 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Pond 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. Sampling conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

8104 Argyle Forest Blvd. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 25,700 
Preliminary Cause: Water Inflow 
Impact to Waterway: Ortega River 
ction Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

9441 Beauclerc Cove Rd. 
September 11, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 100 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/15 and 9/18.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

1058 Wilderland Drive 
September 11, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 30 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Mt. Pleasant Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

1647 Brookview Drive S 
September 11, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 2000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Ginhouse Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13, 9/15 and 9/17.  Waterway has returned to background conditions.

10828 Hampton Road 
September 11, 2017 at 3:15 a.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 330,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: Deep Bottom Creek 
Action Taken:  Signs posted.  Sampling of waterway conducted on 9/13 and 9/15. Waterway has returned to background conditions. 

1245 Reclamation Dr. 
September 11, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. 
Estimated Gallons Released: 300,000 
Preliminary Cause: Power Outage 
Impact to Waterway: None 
Action Taken:  Signs posted. The spill was contained on site and recovered.  

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. 


September 21, 2017 - 1555 Millcoe Rd. - 300 gallons
September 14, 2017 - 1119 Knobb Hill - 100 gallons 
September 14, 2017 - 2117 West Quay Rd. - 100 gallons 
September 13, 2017 - 1001 Meadowview Ln. - 100 gallons 
September 12, 2017 - 7844 Gregory Dr. - 100 gallons 
September 12, 2017 - 1139 Lynwood Loop - 60 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.

September 20, 2017 - 2824 White Avenue - 10 gallons
September 20, 2017 - 1828 Autumnbrook Lane - 10 gallons
September 18, 2017 - 1139 Lynwood Loop - 40 gallons

Other Events Reported To The State Watch Office

1825 Mill Creek Rd. 
September 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 
Transformer: Estimated Gallons Released - TBD 
Preliminary Cause: Transformer Equipment Failure 
Impact to Waterway: Strawberry Creek 
Action Taken: Sight to be assessed. 

Partially Treated Wastewater 
As a result of Hurricane Irma, a number of JEA wastewater plants experienced treatment impacts resulting in partially treated wastewater, including temporary loss of disinfection at the 4 plants listed below.   The partially treated effluent was discharged offsite to state surface waters.  JEA aggressively deployed assets and people to restore normal operations.  All disinfection systems are back in operation.   

September 11, 2017 - District II WRF (1840 Cedar Bay Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32218) lost disinfection for approximately 7 1/2 hours.  
September 11, 2017 - Arlington East WRF (1555 Milcoe Road, Jacksonville FL 32225) lost disinfection for approximately 2 1/2 hours  
September 11, 2017 - Mandarin WRF (10828 Hampton Road Jacksonville FL 32257) lost disinfection for less than 1 hour  
September 12, 2017 - Blacks Ford WRF (1245 Reclamation Drive, Jacksonville FL 32259 - St. Johns County) lost disinfection for approximately 2 hours 

Events in Calendar Year 2017

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)