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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

How to Build a Rain Barrel

Reducing storm water runoff can be as simple as placing a barrel under a downspout. Although the water is not suitable for drinking, you can use it for landscaping purposes, which saves potable tap water from being used on plants and flowers.

So consider putting a rain barrel or two in your yard – from an environmental standpoint, it makes all the sense in the world! Visit our website for some tips on setting up your rain barrel.
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Highways Debris Cleaning Assessment

In October 2014, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) embarked on a study aimed to better understand how effective street sweeping is in reducing pollution from our highways.

Over the last two years, DOT-HWYS has collected more than 80 samples of street sweeping debris and had them analyzed by a certified laboratory. This analysis will enable DOT-HWYS to develop a more efficient street sweeping program to keep our highways clean and improve water quality.
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How to Choose Plants for a Rain Garden

In our July e-newsletter, we shared tips on how to create a rain garden.

One very important aspect of a rain garden is the flowers and shrubbery that are planted within it, which help to absorb the water and filter out impurities.

These plants need to be relatively hardy, able to resist flooding and drought.
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DOT’s Q3 2016
Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to HC&D Kapaa Quarry, which has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Champions!

The most unusual items they find are identification cards of all types, especially military ID’s and drivers licenses.
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IUCN World Conservation Congress

Hawaii was front and center in the eyes of environmentalists the world over as thousands of attendees gathered for the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu from September 1 – 10 at the Waikiki Convention Center.

Governor David Ige announced two initiatives to protect the waters on and surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. 
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2016 Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training Champions

Congratulations to the Electrical Crew, based out of the Keehi Baseyard, for winning our Annual Maintenance Baseyard Storm Water Training quiz competition!

The training and quiz competition was held in July with 13 maintenance crews, and they earned the highest average score on the post-training quiz. 
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Construction BMPs: Soil Roughening

Soil roughening is a best management practice (BMP) to prepare surface soils for the implementation of additional BMPs, prevent erosion and sedimentation, and establish vegetation.

DOT-HWYS personnel and contractors, visit our website for tips to help you  roughen your construction site to prevent pollution!

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Community Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming community events!
Sunday, October 30: Visit our booth at Kids Fest! Sponsored by Hawaii Pacific Health, this free family event will be held at Bishop Museum and offers a number of health and wellness activities as well as great prizes for attendees.
Wednesday, November 16: The “Protect Our Water” Conference, our annual Construction BMP Training event, will be held at the Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii. DOT Highways is collaborating with the Airports and Harbors Divisions once again to provide important training to DOT personnel and contractors.
Saturday, November 26: Bring your ohana to Windward Mall and stop by our booth located near our restaurant partner, Ruby Tuesday, for keiki activities, a prize wheel and more!

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