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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

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.

  • 8104 Argyle Forest Blvd 
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    August 16, 2017 @ 5:35 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: TBD
    Cause: Power/Equipment failure
    Impact to waterway: none
    Action Taken: Vacuumed impacted area and applied hydrated lime. 

  • 10991 Harts Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Duval County

    August 15, 2017 @ 10:19 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 16,800
    Cause: Broken forcemain
    Impact to waterway: No
    Action Taken: Vacuumed wastewater and applied lime.

  • 4201 Harbour Island Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    Duval County

    August 5, 2017 @ 6:49 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 5
    Cause: Broken forcemain
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: No lime added because wastewater is in a salt marsh. Signs posted. No sampling conducted.

  • 6974 Sallie Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County

    August 5, 2017 @ 10:02 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 200
    Cause: Broken forcemain
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Wash and vacuumed street and ditch and applied lime. Signs posted.
    Update 8/9/17 - Sampled 8/6.  The results show that the waterway is consistent with background conditions.  

  • 2287 Broadway Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    August 5, 2017 @ 9:35 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 600
    Cause: Blockage
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Wash and vacuumed street. Signs posted
    Update 8/9/17 - Sampled 8/6, 8/7.  The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.

  • 6680 103rd Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Duval County

    August 3, 2017 @ 10:20 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 10,000
    Cause: Broken force main
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Wash and vacuumed street. Replaced fill and sod
    Update 8/9/17 - Sampled 8/4, 8/5.   The results show that the waterway is consistent with background conditions. 

  • 7500 Block of Alphons Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Duval County

    August 3, 2017 @ 9:33 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 247,600
    Cause: Broken air release valve
    Impact to waterway: Tributary to Big Davis Creek
    Action Taken: Ongoing. Wash, vacuum and applied lime to impacted area, signs posted
    Update 8/9/17 - Sampled 8/4, 8/5, 8/6. 8/9.  The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.  

  • 6600 & 6628 Van Gundy Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    August 2, 2017 @ 3:42 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 1980
    Cause: Rainfall flooding system
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: applied lime to impacted area, signs posted
    Update 8/8/17 - Sampled 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6. The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.

  • 2515 Lantana Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    August 2, 2017 @ 4:18 p.m.
    Estimated gallons release: TBD
    Cause: Rainfall flooding system
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: washed street, signs posted
    Update 8/9/17 - Sampled 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6. The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.

  • West 22nd Street & Wilson, West 25th Street & Marlo, and 1999 West 30th Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    Duval County

    August 2, 2017 @ 4:53 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 35,906
    Cause: Rainfall flooding system
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: applied lime to impacted area, signs posted,
    Update 8/8/17 sampled 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6.  The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.

  • 1027 Caliente Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County

    August 1, 2017 @  3:26 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 50
    Cause: pipe failure
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: washed down streets, signs posted.  No sampling conducted.

  • 4366 Spurline Drive, South 4338 Windtree Drive, Intersection of Losco Road & Wandering Oaks Road and 4532 Singletary Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    Duval County

    August 1, 2017 @ 12:07 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 26,100
    Cause: grease blockage
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: washed down streets, signs posted.  
    Update 8/9/17 - Samples taken 8/2, 8/3, 8/5, 8/6.  Nearby manholes have been pumped down with vac trucks.

  • 1030 Mill Creek Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    Duval County

    July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 500
    Cause: Storm Event
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Vacuumed and washed down impacted area, signs posted.
    Update 8/2/17 - Environmental sampling of Strawberry Creek was conducted on 7/31/17 and 8/1/17. The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.

  • 10477 Bradley Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Duval County

    July 30, 2017 @ 10:54 a.m.
    Estimated gallons release: 200,000
    Cause: Storm event
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Vacuumed and washed down impacted area. 

  • 7834 Holiday Road South
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    Duval County

    July 30, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 90,000
    Cause: Storm event
    Impact to waterway: Yes
    Action Taken: Vacuumed,washed down impacted area, signs posted
    Update 8/2/17 - Environmental sampling of Pottsburg Creek was conducted on 7/31/17 and 8/1/17. The results show that the waterway has returned to pre-incident conditions.  



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.

  • 8749 Irongate Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    Duval County
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 11:40 AM
    Estimated release amount: 100 gallons
    Action Taken: Apply hydrated lime
    Preliminary Cause: Blockage


  • 7702 Lenox Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL 32221
    Duval County

    July 30, 2017 @ 10:50 a.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 600
    Cause: Storm event
    Action Taken: Vacuumed, washed down impacted area and signs posted
    Update 8/2/17 - No visible impact to Wills Branch Creek.  To confirm visual observations samples were taken on 7/31/17 and 8/1/17.  Results showed no impact to waterway.

  • 9643 Old Plank Road 
    Jacksonville, FL 32220
    Duval County
    July 30, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 500
    Cause: Equipment failure
    Action Taken: Vacuumed impacted area and applied hydrated lime. 

  • 1505 Shaker Cove Court
    St Johns, FL 32259
    St Johns County
    July 30, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 240
    Cause: Equipment failure
    Action Taken: Washed down, vacuumed and applied disinfectant to impacted area.

  • 2403 Corbett Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32204
    Duval County
    July 30, 2017 @ 12:50 p.m.
    Estimated gallons released: 100
    Cause: Storm event
    Action Taken: Washed down, vacuumed and applied disinfectant to impacted area.


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.


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Other Events Reported This Month

  • 11764 Marco Beach Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Duval County

    July 31, 2017 @ 8:15 a.m.
    Estimated released: 100 gallons non-PCB transformer oil
    Cause: Hit and run
    Action Taken: Removed and replaced impacted vegetation and soil, applied oil dry material and swept up paved areas and deployed oil absorbents in nearby stormwater pond.


 



Events in Calendar Year 2017

Archived Environmental Pollution Incidents (PDF)