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Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District - Storm Water Management Program

Hawaii Storm Patrol Launch

In November, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District unveiled a bright, colorful, and new outreach effort to educate keiki about the importance of keeping our storm drain system free from pollutants…

Introducing the new Hawaii Storm Patrol: New Recruits activity book!
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Tips For Reducing Storm Water Runoff From Your Yard

As many are aware, storm water runoff from yards has the potential to wash debris, fertilizers, and other pollutants down drains and into our water sources.  But few know about how we can limit that runoff. Here are a few tips on reducing storm water runoff from your yard.
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Common Storm Water Pollutants and Their Impacts

We know that allowing debris, chemicals, and other pollutants into our storm water system will have terrible repercussions for our water sources.

But what is the real danger inherent in these storm water pollutants?
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DOT’s Q4 2015
Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Federal Managers Association, 19 Pearl Harbor Area Chapter, which has been selected as the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions!
 
The Federal Managers Association route for the Adopt-A-Highway program is on Nimitz Highway leading into and out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Their hard work has kept this stretch of road free of pollutants and debris.
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Construction Project Highlight:
Liliha Street Rehabilitation

This quarter we want to highlight a project from our Kilihau Field Office that recognized a need for additional BMPs during construction activities and initiated the installation of both erosion and sediment controls. The Liliha Street Rehabilitation project to reconstruct roadways, sidewalks, drainage structures, and gutters was recognized during consecutive monthly independent inspections for its implementation of both erosion and sediment controls in effort to minimize erosion and stop any sediment from entering the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and receiving waterbodies.
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How to select perimeter controls for your next construction project

Perimeter controls on construction projects are a temporary best management practice (BMP) for sediment control. Used along the site perimeter, around temporary stockpiles, at the toe of a slope and downslope of exposed areas, perimeter controls keep sediment and potential pollutants contained, preventing them from entering our storm drains and negatively affecting Hawaii’s streams and ocean.
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Community Events

Mark your calendars for this upcoming community event!
Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24: Come visit the Storm Water Hawaii booth at the BIA Home and Remodeling Show for some great ecofriendly home design tips, spin our prize wheel and see our storm water display.

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