Trash-free Hawaii is a clean goal

“Littering, of course, is not a new problem on Kauai, or anywhere, for that matter. Sadly, we have all likely contributed to the mess out there, in one way or another. It’s not just gathering along our highways, at our beaches and in the water, but that’s where most people see it.”

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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Samahang Ilocano International, DOT-HWYS Third Quarter 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their two routes are along Farrington Highway from Kapakahi Stream Bridge to Waiawa Interchange (H-1), and Kalihi Street/Likelike Highway. “We believe in community service and helping to make America beautiful, especially Hawaii,” said Amado I. Yoro, Samahang Ilocano International. Special thanks to the volunteers […]

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2017 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

It’s a tie! Congratulations to the Hauula and Wahiawa Crews 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. This year’s competition proved to be more competitive than most as both crews scored the maximum possible […]

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Eroded Outfall Repairs

Storm water from roadways typically drains through a network of pipes (the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, or “MS4”) to outfall locations into stream channels, or directly to the ocean. Over time, the pipes and outfall structures at many of these locations have degraded, resulting in soil erosion and negative water quality impacts. As part […]

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Eco-friendly Home Improvement

Did you know that some chores and housework can actually be the source of water pollution? Here are some tips you can take toward an eco-friendly household.    

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Construction BMP Tip: Check Dams

How can you slow down water and prevent erosion or scour in a channel or ditch on your project? Implementing effective best management practices (BMPs) to reduce the velocity of water in channels and ditches should be considered during construction activities to reduce the potential for erosion and scour which can result in polluted discharges. […]

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Trash Free Hawaii Campaign

Our storm drain system leads directly into the ocean, so any debris or waste that enters the storm drain is untreated. This can negatively affect the water quality and marine life. Join the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s (DOT-HWYS) Storm Water Management Program in working towards a #TrashFreeHawaii. In addition […]

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Construction BMP Tip: Dust Control

Do you have open disturbed areas or unprotected stockpiles on your construction project? Do you have unpaved construction roads where trucks and equipment potentially generate dusty conditions? If so, you probably need to think about implementing dust control measures. The purpose of dust control on construction projects is to minimize erosion due to wind and […]

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How to Build a Rain Garden

Building a rain garden is a great way to reduce storm water pollution while also providing an excellent water source for a garden in your own backyard. A rain garden is designed to be a self-watering garden that receives and channels storm water run-off from the roof. To get started on building your own rain […]

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Everyday Tips for Trash Reduction

A majority of the waste produced within residential homes consists of recyclable paper, aluminum, glass and plastic. Here are some tips on how you can reduce the amount of trash produced in your home.        

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