The 2015 State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s (HDOT Highways) Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) Plan has officially been finalized! The SWMP Plan is a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit, and details the steps HDOT Highways will take to mitigate the discharge of harmful pollutants such as chemicals, debris, and sediments into streams, rivers, and the ocean.

The plan went through a 30-day review process, in which the public had a chance to read the plan and offer comments.

The SWMP Plan garnered a great deal of interest, especially online where traffic to the page showed nearly 300 unique users.

The document was made available for public review online at www.stormwaterhawaii.com starting on February 26th, and a hard copy was placed on public view at the Oahu District office at 727 Kakoi Street in Honolulu. The public had until Sunday, March 29, 2015 to review it and provide feedback. A public informational meeting was also held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Radford High School’s cafeteria to address questions and discuss the content of the plan.

The final version of the SWMP Plan was released on April 27, 2015. Thanks to all for their feedback and participation!