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Protect Our Water Conference A Success!

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation’s annual Protect Our Water Conference was again a great success this year, as more than 350 contractors and State staff converged upon the Kroc Center on November 16th for a half-day of training on compliance tips, state regulations, and best management practices. After a welcome and introduction to […]

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IUCN World Conservation Congress

Hawaii was front and center in the eyes of environmentalists the world over as thousands of attendees gathered for the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu from September 1 – 10 at the Waikiki Convention Center. This marked the first time that the event was being held in the United States, and attendees were […]

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Baseyard Storm Water Training 2016 winners

2016 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Electrical Crew, based out of the Keehi Baseyard, for winning our Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training quiz competition! The training and quiz competition was held in July with 13 maintenance crews, and the Electrical Crew earned the highest average score of 19 out of 20 points on the post-training quiz. As […]

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Hurricane Season could impact the storm drain system

With July upon us, we are now firmly into the 2016 Pacific Hurricane Season. Although the region is entering a La Niña weather phase, which tends to suppress hurricane activity, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center says we could see an average to above average storm season, which would translate to four to seven named tropical […]

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Ocean debris accumulates around Hawaiian Islands

An aerial survey released in late May showed that thousands of pieces of man-made debris regularly pile up in waters and on shores across the state. The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) released a statement saying that much of the debris was tossed into the Pacific, and made its way to […]

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Storm Water Management Program educational materials honored at 2016 Pele Awards

An educational keiki activity book created for the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division, Oahu District, Storm Water Management Program recently garnered top honors in a prestigious advertising and design competition. The book, called Hawaii Storm Patrol: New Recruits, and its companion website are designed to teach Hawaii youths about the importance of keeping […]

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Ala Wai Watershed Storm Water Best Management Practices on Oahu Project

In order to keep roadways safe for driving, they are designed and constructed to allow storm water runoff to drain quickly and efficiently to the road shoulder. Storm water runoff from the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division’s (DOT-HWYS) roadways typically drains through a network of pipes (the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, […]

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Storm Water Hawaii Exhibit’s New Home at Sea Life Park

Thanks to a partnership with Sea Life Park, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program was able to place illustrated posters at the Touch Pool attraction in 2014 that described the process by which storm water made its way to the ocean, and how trash, chemicals, and […]

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Adopt-A-Highway Champions First Quarter 2016

Congratulations to DTRIC Insurance Company, which has been selected as the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! DTRIC Insurance Company, Ltd. 1600 Kapiolani Blvd. #1520 Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

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Liliha St. BMPs

Liliha Street Rehabilitation Project

The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District has numerous roadway construction projects going on at any given time that vary in size and complexity. However, one thing that remains the same for all construction projects regardless of the size of the project or area of land disturbance, is the need to […]

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