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Construction BMPs for Protecting Stockpiles

Is your stockpile 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 best management practices (BMPs) are in place to prevent stockpiled material from polluting storm water.

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Ala Wai Watershed Storm Water Best Management Practices on Oahu Project

In order to keep roadways safe for driving, they are designed and constructed to allow storm water runoff to drain quickly and efficiently to the road shoulder.

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Liliha Street Rehabilitation Project

The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District has numerous roadway construction projects going on at any given time that vary in size and complexity.

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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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