Read on for the latest news from HDOT, Highways Division, Oahu District as well as tips to mālama i ka wai, or protect our water!
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2020 Protect Our Water Conferece

The Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways, Harbors and Airports Divisions’ Storm Water Management Programs collaborated to host the 2020 Protect Our Water Conference on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The Protect Our Water Conference is held annually to provide instruction on best management practices and how to minimize pollution from storm water runoff from construction related activities. In consideration of current restrictions due to COVID-19, this year the conference moved online, virtually bringing together the construction industry for a full day of storm water training.
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Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic

Over the last few years, Hawaii has made great strides in reducing its use of plastic bags. We’re now moving towards eliminating single-use plastic, the leading cause of pollution world-wide. Here are a few easy ways to reduce or even eliminate single-use plastics from your daily life and help keep Hawaii trash free.
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New Hawaii Storm Patrol
Online Learning Series

We recently launched a new online video series focused on teaching keiki about protecting our ocean, rivers, and streams from pollution. Inspired by the popular Hawaii Storm Patrol: New Recruits booklet, the new Hawaii Storm Patrol Online Learning Series is designed for teaching third-grade students about Hawaii’s storm drain system and highlighting the importance of preventing pollutants from entering the storm drains.
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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q4 2020
Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to the Ewa Beach Assembly of God, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Ewa Beach from Zippy’s to Keoneula Elementary.
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Tackle Unseen Pollutants

Hawaii’s stormwater systems are intended for rainwater overflow in heavy storms. While the storm drains work well to keep roads safe, they often deposit pollutants into the waters surrounding our islands. Here are a few ways your household can stop contributing to water pollution.
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Become a Trash Free Household

Assist the environment by transforming into a trash free household. Consumerism can be quite wasteful for both the environment and your wallet. Add sustainable style to your life by considering the following consumption alternatives when shopping and designing your home.
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