Monthly Archives: June 2019

Construction BMPs Project Highlight: Slope Improvements Phase 8

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) has numerous roadway construction projects that vary in size and complexity. All construction projects, regardless of size or area of land disturbance, must implement best management practices (BMPs) to control sediment and prevent erosion. For this quarter, we want to highlight the Slope […]

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Storm Water Best Management Practice Improvements at Windward Baseyard

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division’s (DOT-HWYS) is engaged in ongoing efforts to reduce pollution from storm water runoff through the implementation of the Action Plan for Retrofitting Structural BMPs and the Trash Reduction Plan. Both plans prescribe storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) improvements of DOT-HWYS Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System […]

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Single-Use to Multi-Use

Did you know that plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to completely decompose? Here are a few summer projects that will make you consider transforming those single-use plastic bottles into multi-use reusable items around your home. Here are a few projects that involve plastic water bottles and other household materials:   Sources: http://greatthingsfirst.co/how-to-make-plastic-bottle-bird-feeder-diy-bird-feeder-plastic-bottle/ […]

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School Presentation Recap for 2018-2019 School Year

As the 2018 – 2019 school year comes to a close, we say “Mahalo” to all the students and teachers who participated in our school presentations! This year, our Storm Water team visited the following schools to share information about Oahu’s storm drains and tips on how to prevent storm water pollution. Waimanalo Elementary School […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q2 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF 1st Class Association, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kamehameha Highway from the H1 underpass to Honomanu Street.   “Community integration and acceptance is key for any military base and local community to thrive together,” says Petty Officer Kren […]

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