Storm Water Hawaii

2015 HDOT Highways SWMP Plan Finalized

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 […]

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Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy Q1 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

DOT’s Q1 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, which has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program is on Roosevelt Avenue in Ewa, from Fort Barrett Road to Geiger Road. “Each of our cadets at […]

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Crew installing the first trash trap in the Halawa interchange

HDOT Highways kicks off multi-year trash study

The State Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (HDOT Highways), is kicking off a multi-year study this month, one that should give its engineers and scientists more information about the man-made trash and debris found along our highways. The study, which focuses on state routes on the island of Oahu, will help HDOT Highways […]

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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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American Carpet One is the Q4 Adopt A Highway Champion!

DOT’s Q4 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to American Carpet One who has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! American Carpet One’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program is along Sand Island Access Road from Nimitz Highway to Sand Island Park. “Taking part in the Adopt-A-Highway Program has provided a fun way […]

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Studies Find More Evidence of Human Activity Harming Marine Environments

More Evidence of Human Activity Harming Marine Environments

We all know that garbage and chemicals flowing into the ocean are bad news – for people and especially for marine life. Recently two local news articles put that into stark perspective. But the most disturbing report came via a new study in December that says more than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing […]

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2014 Annual Construction BMP Training Event

Annual BMP Construction Training a Success!

The Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s annual construction BMP training was again a great success this year, as more than 300 contractors and State staff converged upon the Ko‘olau Ballrooms and Conference Center on November 20 for a refresher course on compliance tips, state regulations, and best practices. After a welcome […]

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Stormwater Hawaii and Sea Life Park partnership

SWMP and Sea Life Park Partnership Promotes Storm Water Drain Don’t’s!

The issue of educating the public about keeping Hawaii’s storm water drains clear of all debris, garbage, and chemicals will take front and center at a Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) display at Sea Life Park in November. The display will be unveiled on November 8, the same day the park celebrates […]

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DOT erosion control

Governor releases funds for storm water mitigation efforts

In August, Governor Neil Abercrombie released nearly 14 million dollars for State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) highways and facilities projects. The list included two projects concerning storm water runoff mitigation. DOT Highways received $2,340,000 to be used for construction projects that will allow it to meet storm water runoff permitting requirements as set […]

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