It’s rainy season in Hawaii, and while it has its positive affects, it also leads to pollutants being washed into our storm drains and into the ocean. Here are a few reminders on how you can help to keep our storm drains free of these harmful items.
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) welcomed approximately 400 at its Annual Protect Our Water Conference at the Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms. A collaboration between the DOT Highways, Airports, and Harbors Divisions, the conference focused on implementing Best Management Practices on construction projects to prevent storm water pollution, and featured various local and mainland speakers.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset for being HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Farrington Highway from Kalaeloa Blvd. overpass in Kapolei to the Koʻolina exit, totaling approximately 1.5 miles. “As volunteers from the Rotary Kapolei Sunset Club, we are dedicated to serving our community by […]
“The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program commissioned two new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) as part of its Trash Free Hawaii campaign. The goal of the campaign is to combat littering on Hawaii’s roadways, beaches, and waterways.”
“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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]