Introduced State of Hawaii House Bill 1325 will authorize counties to assess user fees for stormwater management. Click here for more details.
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||WWMD - Jarret Middle School
||WWMD - Waipahu High School
E Ola Pono Ma Kapolei Town Hall Meeting
||Make A Difference Month
||Waipahu - Kapakahi Streem Cleanup
Make-A-Difference Month Kick-Off
||Landscaping Industry Council of Hawaii Conference
Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge training quiz. WWMD Field Day Info
Mahalo to all of our environmental heroes who made a difference by helping to clean up our neighborhoods and streams. 354 people participated in 11 Make-A-Difference events around the island. Special thanks to the groups and individualswho helped to organize events! The 2013 Make-A-Difference events are listed below with a link to its event flyer. Check out the photo gallery for pictures!
Test your storm water knowledge by taking our new pop quiz!
This was the first year we offered an Everyday Clean Water Hero Quiz contest exclusively for City & County of Honolulu employees during Earth Month in April. We had 192 employees participate with an overall average of 83% correct answers. The most commonly missed question was the hardest one: How many miles of pipes and channels does the city maintains in its storm water system? 670 miles that’s equivalent to three times around the island of Oahu! Nearly all participants correctly answered that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep sidewalks and gutters in front of their property clean of dirt and debris. We already knew our employees were hardworking, now we know they are savvy Clean Water Heroes too! Thanks to those that took the time to participate in our quiz.
The City and County of Honolulu hosted a Storm Drainage Standards Workshop from April 15-18 to help engineers, contractors, and planners understand the revisions that were recently adopted to the City’s Rules Relating to Storm Drainage Standards. The revisions were adopted on December 12, 2012 and will become effective June 1, 2013. More information about these standards can be found here.
Mahalo to everyone for making the 2013 Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo a huge success! The event was held on April 13, 2013 at the Waikiki Aquarium. Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, State Department of Health Clean Water Branch Polluted Runoff Control Program, and the Waikiki Aquarium, the free event included interactive educational displays and activities by over 20 agencies and organizations. View photos from the Expo and checkout the various print and radio spots promoting the event.
This year we had a total of 7 volunteer clean up events in the month of April. This included the Annual Earth Month Pearl Harbor Bike Path Clean Up on April 6th where over 300 volunteers removed over 7 tons of debris from the along this valuable recreational resource. Other Earth Month clean ups occurred in Chinatown headed by the Arts District Council, Kahawai stream headed by Weinberg Village and Hawaii Job Corps, Kawa stream headed by Castle High School, Manoa stream headed by Malama Manoa, Kalakaua District Park area headed by HPD District 5, and Kakaako Park area by the Kakaako Community Clean Up Coalition. These cleanups had an additional total estimate of 200 volunteers removing 1 ton of debris. Thanks to the efforts of these Everyday Clean Water Heroes, over 8 tons of debris were diverted from our streams and oceans helping to “E Malama, E Ka Wai Ola….Protect Our Waters for Life”.
Check out the photo gallery to see these volunteers in action.
As of December 12, 2013, the City and County has adopted a revision to their Rules Relating to Storm Drainage Standards. Additional information about these changes can be found here.
The Good Neighbor and Environmental Hero Awards recognize volunteers who have made significant contributions to the City and County of Honolulu’s Storm Water Quality programs. Visit the 2012 Good Neighbor webpage or read the press release for additional details and information.
Department of Facility Maintenance Road Maintenance crews will be cleaning storm drains in Waikiki along Kalia Road and at the intersection of Kalia Road and Saratoga Road on July 2, 3, 5 and 6. The work will require lane closures between 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to anticipate traffic delays in the area. Read the press release for additional details and information.
The plan outlines what the City will be doing to help reduce the discharge of pollutants into State of Hawaii receiving waters. Download final plan (11MB PDF)
Click here to see the answers and view the photo gallery.
Be a Clean Water Hero! Test your knowledge about stormwater by taking our pop quiz!
Mahalo to everyone for making the 2012 Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo a huge success! The event was held on April 14, 2012 at the Waikiki Aquarium. Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, State Department of Health Clean Water Branch Polluted Runoff Control Program, and the Waikiki Aquarium, the free event included interactive educational displays and activities by over 20 agencies and organizations. View photos from the Expo and checkout the various print and radio spots promoting the event.
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