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HDOT Storm Water Management Program
Learn More about our storm water management program and how we protect our
water through public outreach, inspections, erosion & debris control and more.
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When we toss cups, food wrappers and other debris
onto our roadways, they enter the storm drain system
and flow into streams and the ocean untreated!
Plastic bottles, fishing line, cigarette lighters,
sediment and other debris threaten our wildlife.
Storm water pollution affects our marine life and food supply.
Imagine family barbecues without poke or sashimi!
Surfing, paddling and family picnic at the beach are all affected by storm water pollution.
Would you want to swim alongside plastic bags and other debris?
Small actions can lead to big change. Whether it is identifying the destination of household downspouts, recycling, or changing the way cars are washed, we can all help prevent storm water pollution from entering Oahu’s water resources.
Preventing storm water pollution from entering your area’s water resources may require a greater effort. For example, utilizing a rain barrel to capture roof runoff will help ensure that storm water will not transport pollutants into the nearest storm drain inlet.
The HDOT Highways Storm Water Management Program is involved in a variety of activities to help prevent storm water pollution from entering our community’s valuable water resources. Click on the images above to find out more about HDOT Highways’ various efforts.
Individuals & Families
There is a variety of activities we can do and change to help prevent polluted storm water from entering Oahu’s water bodies. Click here to find out what you can do in your garden, garage and around your home to make a difference.Learn More
We all have a responsibility to do our part in preventing storm water pollution, including businesses. Businesses are in a unique position to be a positive example in the community so that others may follow. Click here to find out ways your business can help prevent storm water pollution from entering Oahu’s water bodies.Learn More
Contractors & Consultants
Construction is a major industry in our islands. Unfortunately, erosion that takes place during construction projects can contribute to storm water pollution. This section will provide information about HDOT Highways’ comprehensive construction site runoff control program to prevent water pollution during construction activities on State highways.Learn More
Do you have open disturbed areas or unprotected stockpiles on your construction project? Do you...
Building a rain garden is a great way to reduce storm water pollution while also...
A majority of the waste produced within residential homes consists of recyclable paper, aluminum, glass...
How You Can Help
One of the most critical ways to keep our storm water runoff free of pollutants and debris is to adopt a highway. The State DOT Adopt-A-Highway program is a public service program that allows volunteers from any organization to pick up litter along Hawaii’s state highways. This is your chance to make a personal contribution to a cleaner Hawaii!Learn More