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

Common Storm Water Pollutants

We hear all the time about the different pollutants that can flow into the storm drain system and then to our ocean waters.

But what are the most common storm water pollutants, and how do they adversely affect the environment?
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Storm Water Hawaii Exhibit’s New Home at Sea Life Park

In 2014, DOT-HWYS Oahu's Storm Water Management Program had educational posters installed at Sea Life Park's Touch Pool attraction to educate visitors about storm water pollution. The posters had to be removed when the park refurbished its Touch Pool attraction in late 2015, but they are now displayed in their permanent home just south of the sea turtle exhibit!
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Common Storm Water Terms and Definitions

If you’ve ever read an article about the storm drain system and wondered about some of the terms commonly used to describe it, then you’re in luck — we have your answers here!

Visit our website for a list of definitions for some commonly used storm water terms, like BMPs, bioswales and runoff.
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DOT’s Q1 2016
Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to DTRIC Insurance Company, which has been selected as the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Champions!

DTRIC Insurance’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program is on Ala Moana Boulevard from Piikoi Street to Kalakaua Avenue. DTRIC has been conducting quarterly cleanups on this stretch since 1999, and draws anywhere from 20 to 30 volunteers for each cleanup. The volunteers are made up of DTRIC employees, family members, and friends.
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Construction Project Highlight:
Ala Wai Watershed Storm Water BMPs

DOT-HWYS is reconstructing portions of our existing storm drainage system in order to restore more natural flow patterns and remove pollutants from roadway storm water runoff. For the Ala Wai Watershed Storm Water BMPs on Oahu Project, we're  using the median areas between the H-1 freeway off ramps at University Avenue to construct bioswales that will provide an opportunity for storm water infiltration, evaporation and treatment to reduce pollutants. This project is just one of many ways that the DOT-HWYS is working to improve the quality of storm water runoff from its roadways and protect our natural resources.
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Construction BMPs for Protecting Stockpiles

DOT-HWYS contractors and consultants, are your stockpiles protected?

Stockpiling material on construction sites is almost always needed at some point during the life of a project, so proper planning is needed to ensure that adequate BMPs are in place to prevent stockpiled material from polluting storm water. Learn how to choose the right type of protection for your construction project with these tips.
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Community Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming community events!
Saturday, April 23: Visit our Protect Our Water booth at the 9th annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo at Waikiki Aquarium to learn all about how storm water affects our oceans!
Saturday, June 4: Join us at Turtle Bay Resort for the fifth annual North Shore Ocean Fest, where you'll enjoy keiki crafts, activity booths, live music and more in honor of World Oceans Day.

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