Upcoming: Annual Construction BMP Training “Protect Our Water” Conference

Another major BMP training event is right around the corner! The Annual Construction BMP Training, which has been rebranded as the “Protect Our Water” Conference, takes place on November 4th at the Kroc Center Hawaii in Kapolei. DOT Highways is collaborating with the Airports and Harbors Divisions to provide this important training to DOT personnel […]

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August BMP Training Recap

Thanks to all who attended and took part in August’s Permanent BMP training event! On August 27th, DOT Highways held a daylong training to help prepare designers to implement new best management practices (BMPs) for permanent storm water controls. Statewide standards for implementing permanent BMPs are changing, and new standards are going into effect on […]

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DOT’s Q3 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to 21st Dental Company of Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe, who has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! “At 21st Dental Company we foster a sense of community service and encourage our sailors to give back to the local communities that give so […]

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Construction BMPs: Inlet Protection

Inlet protection on construction projects is a temporary best management practice (BMP) used to prevent sediment, trash and debris from entering storm drains. If you’re wondering what kind of inlet protection you need for your project, you’ll first need to consider a number of important factors and then select the option best suited for your […]

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Fun With Construction BMP Terms: Erosion Control vs. Sediment Control!

Erosion and sediment control (E&SC) is a term that most of us in the construction industry are familiar with in regards to storm water runoff issues at a project’s site. But have you ever really thought about what it actually means? If you break it down and separate the words “erosion control” and “sediment control,” […]

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DOT’s Q2 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Oahu Filipino Community Council, which has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Oahu Filipino Community Council’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program runs for two miles along Kalihi Street and Likelike Highway from Nimitz Highway to Kula Kolea Drive. “We are very happy and […]

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Miscellaneous Permanent Best Management Practices on Oahu

The Miscellaneous Permanent Best Management Practices on Oahu project, which will help reduce pollutant contribution to the storm water system, is currently underway along Interstate H-3 near Kaneohe. The $2 million project includes the construction of a Nutrient Separating Baffling Box treatment system and will replace existing concrete drainage channels with 16 bioswales. The bioswales […]

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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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Don’t forget: 2015 Permanent BMP Training Workshop Just Around the Corner!

Upcoming BMP Training Workshop Attention designers! The statewide standards for implementing Best Management Practices for permanent storm water controls are changing and the new standards go into effect on October 27, 2015. On Thursday, August 27, DOT will hold a day long training event to familiarize you with the new procedures. The event takes place […]

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Slope Improvements for Erosion Control at Various Sites on Oahu, Phase 5

State construction inspectors have given the thumbs-up of approval to a series of roadside improvements in several areas around Oahu. The completed Slope Improvements for Erosion Control Phase 5 projects included the repair of 11 eroded slopes and one eroded outfall located in the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division’s (DOT-HWYS) rights-of-way. The […]

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