Hawaii’s Implementation Plan for Polluted Runoff Control

See also: Department of Health: Hawaii’s Implementation Plan for Polluted Runoff Control

What’s going down with the rain?

The Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program of the Office of Planning (OP) and the Polluted Runoff Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH) invite you to check out “Hawaii®s Implementation Plan for Polluted Runoff Control”.

The document incorporates an update of “Hawai`i®s Nonpoint Source Management Program” Preliminary Draft (July 1999).

Rain falling on the Hawaiian Islands picks up and transports natural and manmade pollutants from the mountaintops to our beaches.f Many of these pollutants, such as fertilizers, pesticides, oil, grease, and sediment from construction sites are deposited in our streams, our underground sources of drinking water, and our favorite coastal fishing, swimming, and surfing spots.f Polluted runoff (also known as “nonpoint source pollution”) is a major threat to water quality in Hawai`i and has already caused 18 waterbodies in the state to be officially designated as impaired.

What can we do about it?

If clean waters are important to you, your lifestyle, or your business, the State’s efforts to control polluted runoff can use your help.

To become involved in focus groups or for document copies,questions, or comments, kindly contact:

Rebecka Arbin
Coastal Zone Management Program
Office of Planning
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, HI 96804
Tel: 808-587-2831
fax: 808-587-2899

Lawana Collier
Polluted Runoff Control Program
Department of Health
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: 808-586-4345
fax: 808-586-4352