Make a Difference Month

Across the nation, millions of people will be joining forces this October to celebrate “Make A Difference Month.” In Hawaii, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division is calling all keiki, kupuna, and concerned local residents to “make a difference” by helping prevent storm water pollution throughout October in celebration of Make […]

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2018 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Honolulu Crew for winning the Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Quiz Competition. The training and quiz event took place in July, with heavy competition between the 13 maintenance crews. The Honolulu Crew had the highest average score on the post-training quiz (average of 19.45 points out of 20 possible). As the […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Kaneohe Bay Base Fuels, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is from Kaimalolo Place and Kamaka Place in Kaneohe. “As members of the U.S. Navy and Marines, we feel it is our duty to maintain our island home and protect its natural beauty,” said Ronald Watters from […]

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Construction BMP Tip: Types of Erosion

Is erosion occurring on your project? Erosion is the process by which soil particles are removed from the land surface by wind, water, or gravity. Sedimentation occurs when soil particles erode and then settle out. While natural erosion occurs at slow rates, erosion can be accelerated as a result of ground disturbing activities on construction […]

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High-Performance Mulch Application

As part of the Permanent Erosion Control Program, DOT-HWYS continues to repair areas of erosion along state highways. For this site along Kalanianaole Highway in Kailua, traditional landscaping methods could not be used due to its steep, unstable, and irregular terrain. In order to allow the existing trees, and their root systems to remain undisturbed […]

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How to “Upcycle” Your Laundry Detergent Container Into a Beach Bucket

Summer is for beach days, and what’s a beach day without fun toys? Follow this simple DIY to make a recycled beach bucket. When you’ve used up your laundry detergent, don’t throw away the container! Upcycle the container into a beach bucket. Simply cut off the bottom of the container, preferably at an angle, and […]

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Make Your Own Mini Greenhouse

If you have limited space and a green thumb, try this simple DIY to make your own miniature greenhouse! All you have to do is remove the bottom of a large plastic bottle (preferably a gallon jug), unscrew the cap, place over a seedling, and you have a greenhouse! Although simple, it is surprisingly effective […]

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Recap of School Visits

As the 2017 – 2018 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. Pohakea Elementary School […]

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q2 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF 1st Class Association, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is from Kamehameha Highway (from the H1 underpass) to Honomanu Street. Members of the First Class Petty Officer’s Association (FCPOA) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) […]

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Construction BMP Tip: Material Storage

Are your construction materials properly stored on your project to minimize storm water pollution? During construction, storing various types of material is needed and proper handling is required to prevent and reduce storm water pollution. Establishing practices and procedures for handling and storing construction materials through the life of a project can minimize the potential […]

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