Issue report


Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Reported by:
Shannon Blankinship

About this Location

St. Nichols Creek, St. Johns River : Shannon Blankinship

Open Sewage Discharge
0 Observations
1 Issues
Received a call that property, 9979 orahood ln. jacksonville, fl 32226 had open sewage running off property to waterway. called the duval county health department to request inspection.

Issue history

  • 2018-05-31 - 05:41:00

    Pollution reported to St. Johns Riverkeeper : St. Johns Riverkeeper team by Shannon Blankinship.

  • 2018-06-14 - 05:45:00

    Shannon Blankinship has closed this issue.

    Response from Duval Department of Health I inspected the property at 9979 Orahood Lane for the report of sewage discharging directly into the river. I looked around and underneath the house for any evidence of a sewage discharge pipe and the only piping I could see lead to a 4-inch PVC which lead into the ground. I could not see any open-ended piping leading into the river. During inspection the tide was fairly low. It appears this piping leads to a wastewater system; although I cannot be certain as, like the complainant states, the system is not in use. The only way to prove the system is discharging directly into the river would be to conduct a complete test of a system, which is something that appears from the complainant’s notes to have been completed and it passed. At this time this complaint is closed out as no evidence could be seen. If you have any updates or need any additional clarification, please feel free to call me at (904)253-2462. Ross McLeod, Environmental Specialist II The Florida Department of Health in Duval County 900 University Boulevard North, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32211 Office: (904) 253-2462