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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How The Industrial and Commercial Team Protects Our Water

The Industrial and Commercial (IC) team was put together as part of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (State), Highways Division’s Storm Water Management Program Plan in compliance with the State Highways Division’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Our IC team conduct inspections with facilities who have the potential to impact the State Highways Division’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). Learn more about their efforts to protect our water.
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Make A Difference Month

October is National Make a Difference Month! Here in Hawaii, we encourage residents to prevent storm water pollution and create a #TrashFreeHawaii. If we’re not careful about how we dispose of trash, it’s easy for any piece of debris or waste to escape into Hawaii’s waters. In order to combat this, here are some ways to implement trash reduction in your daily life.
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How To Make Your DIY Rain Barrel

We are approaching Hawaii’s rainy season, which lasts from November through March. Now is a great time to prepare your outdoor spaces for wetter weather. We have a great, eco-friendly way of watering flowers and yard with this DIY rain barrel project the whole family can take part in.
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DOT HWYS Oahu’s Q3 2020
Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to the Defense Information Systems Agency – Pacific (DISA PAC), HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2020 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kalanianaole Highway from mile marker 8.2 to 10.2.
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Upcoming Events

Save the Date for the 2020 Protect Our Water Conference held on November 18, 2020! This conference is an annual construction storm water training event put on by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) for HDOT employees and those who work on HDOT projects. This year, the Protect Our Water Conference will be an all-day event held entirely online. The virtual event will feature presentations from storm water professionals with years of experience. The exhibit floor will feature interactive opportunities to network with vendors and explore new products and solutions.  We hope you can join us!

Virtal Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo

Join us and our friends at the Waikiki Aquarium and City Storm Water Quality Division for the 13th Annual Mauka to Makai. Register to pick up your takeaway bag on October 23rd and tune into the Aquarium website on October 24th for fun and educational content the whole family will enjoy! Learn more about our Storm Patrol team and what you can do to Protect Our Waters by attending this event. Register for a Swag Bag here.
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