There are many things that can be done at a property level to reduce polluted runoff, from easy and small-scale to more involved. However, they may not always be recognizable if you don't know what to look for. The good news is that there are already a lot of great practices already in place within the condominium properties in Honokowai we're aiming to work with, so we put together a gallery to showcase some of of the examples we've encountered. (To display the captions for each photo, hover your cursor over the image)
The Kuleana is the only property in the Honokowai area with a stenciled storm drain, reminding residents that the drain leads to the ocean and is very different from the sanitary sewer system, which takes water off property to the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility, to be treated for disposal (via injection wells) or reuse for irrigation purposes to the properties connected to the County's R1 system.
A baseyard and storage area at Nohonani. The shed ensures that any chemicals (such as those in cleaning supplies, fertilizers, paints, etc.) are contained, so that stormwater runoff won’t pick up any leaks or spills if it rains or when gear or equipment is being washed down nearby. The impermeable surface in this area is useful to contain any spills as well, so they can be cleaned up instead of infiltrating into the ground.
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