Community Outreach

Rainy Season Tips

It’s rainy season in Hawaii, and while it has its positive affects, it also leads to pollutants being washed into our storm drains and into the ocean. Here are a few reminders on how you can help to keep our storm drains free of these harmful items.      

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State launches “Trash Free Hawaii” campaign

“The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program commissioned two new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) as part of its Trash Free Hawaii campaign. The goal of the campaign is to combat littering on Hawaii’s roadways, beaches, and waterways.”

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Trash-free Hawaii is a clean goal

“Littering, of course, is not a new problem on Kauai, or anywhere, for that matter. Sadly, we have all likely contributed to the mess out there, in one way or another. It’s not just gathering along our highways, at our beaches and in the water, but that’s where most people see it.”

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2017 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

It’s a tie! Congratulations to the Hauula and Wahiawa Crews for winning the Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Quiz Competition. The training and quiz event took place in July, with heavy competition between the 13 maintenance crews. This year’s competition proved to be more competitive than most as both crews scored the maximum possible […]

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Trash Free Hawaii Campaign

Our storm drain system leads directly into the ocean, so any debris or waste that enters the storm drain is untreated. This can negatively affect the water quality and marine life. Join the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s (DOT-HWYS) Storm Water Management Program in working towards a #TrashFreeHawaii. In addition […]

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Trash Free Hawaii Rainworks Campaign

In February, the HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program unveiled a new #TrashFreeHawaii campaign to promote the importance of trash reduction and preventing storm water pollution. The campaign incorporates the use of Rainworks, a non-toxic environmentally safe super-hydrophobic invisible spray that appears only on rainy days. Rainworks creates rain-activated positive messages and is […]

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Hawaii Storm Patrol Launch

In November, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District unveiled a bright, colorful, and new outreach effort to educate keiki about the importance of keeping our storm drain system free from pollutants… Introducing the new Hawaii Storm Patrol: New Recruits activity book! The activity book helps keiki learn about how the […]

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SWMP in Your Community!

The SWMP Team will once again be out in the community, spreading the word about keeping our storm drain system free of debris, trash, and chemicals. We’ll be at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Second Saturday at the Garden. You can stroll […]

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DOT-HWYS Oahu unveils exhibit at Sea Life Park

DOT Display Attracts Attention at Sea Life Park

On Saturday, November 8th, more than 500 people stopped by the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s booth at Sea Life Park to learn about the importance of preventing pollution from entering Oahu’s storm drain system. In addition to interacting with a storm water model, many families had the opportunity to win prizes by […]

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DOT-HWY at Kahala Mall’s Keiki Day 2014

DOT-HWY’s booth at Kahala Mall’s Keiki Day on Saturday, August 23, was visited by almost 500 people.  Families kept the prize wheel spinning and answers flowing as booth volunteers handed out both prizes and storm water knowledge.  Also, those who volunteered to participate in a brief survey received a tote bag, which can be used […]

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