New online form to report possible stormwater problems along national highways

July 21, 2022, 2:42 p.m. HST

Potential issues that the public is encouraged to report. Shown here: runoff with color or odor. PC: Environmental Management, District of Maui

A new online form is now available for members of the public who want to help protect the local environment and island water bodies by reporting potential stormwater issues along state highways in Maui County.

Provided by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation Division of Highways – District of Maui, the new “Stormwater Hotline” form is available at www.stormwatermaui.com/stormwater-hotline. This is part of the District of Maui’s ongoing efforts to keep pollutants from flowing into storm sewers along state highways and into the ocean and other sensitive water bodies.

The Stormwater Hotline page also provides descriptions of potential problems, including illegal discharges and illegal connections, and examples of what to report, such as oil spills, runoff with a distinct color or odor and illegal dumping of waste.

According to Ty Fukuroku, Program Manager, Environmental Management, District of Maui, the public plays a valuable role in helping to protect Maui’s environment. “Even if you are not sure what you are seeing is an illegal discharge, if you let us know we can send a team to check and, if necessary, take immediate action to protect the water drainage system. rainfall.”

Members of the public can also call the Maui District Stormwater Hotline at 808-873-3535 to report an issue.

Potential issues that the public is encouraged to report. Shown here: illegal dumping. PC: Environmental Management, District of Maui