Construction BMP Highlight:
Slope Improvements Phase 8
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) has numerous roadway construction projects that vary in size and complexity. All construction projects must implement best management practices (BMPs) to control sediment and prevent erosion.
This quarter, we want to highlight the Slope Improvements Erosion Control Phase 8 project based out of the Upper Halawa Field office for using a wide variety of slope protection devices and consistently maintaining BMPs.
Storm Water Best Management Practice Improvements at Windward Baseyard
DOT-HWYS recently completed construction at the Windward Baseyard in Kaneohe. The improvements made will reduce the potential for contact with pollution sources and allow for more accurate storm water quality monitoring.
Did you know that plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to completely decompose? Consider transforming those single-use plastic bottles into multi-use reusable items around your home. Here are a few projects that involve plastic water bottles and other household materials.
According to National Geographic, the ocean is dying off the coast of Louisiana and Texas where the Mississippi River empties. Annual spring rains wash the sediment used in fertilizers and sewage into the Mississippi, causing fresh water to sit on top of the ocean. This prevents oxygen from mixing through the water column, resulting in a large patch of water where animals in the area suffocate and die.
In studying this recurring event, scientists estimate that this year the dead zone will spread to just about 8,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wednesday, July 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Sea Life Park
Our Storm Water Hawaii team will be hosting an informational booth at Sea Life Park on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness regarding water conservation and to encourage others to create a clean and trash-free Hawaii. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the water cycle, Oahu’s storm drain system, and how they can contribute to keeping Hawaii’s oceans clean.
School Presentation Recap for 2018-2019 School Year
As the 2018 – 2019 school year comes to a close, we say “Mahalo” to all the students and teachers who participated in our school presentations! View a list of schools our Storm Water team visited during the school year.
Congratulations to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF 1st Class Association, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2019 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Kamehameha Highway from the H1 underpass to Honomanu Street..