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How the City & County of Honolulu is working to preserve Hawaii's water quality

Local contractors and developers strive to educate the community and preserve water quality in Hawaii.

For the first time in the program’s decade-long history, the City & County of Honolulu’s Good Neighbor and Environmental Hero Awards will include a category for construction and development. The awards are hosted by the Storm Water Quality Branch, and celebrate exceptional volunteer and nonprofit programs that strive to educate the community and preserve the water quality in Hawaii. 

“Sediment is the biggest polluter of our waters,” says Tonya Ketza of the city’s Storm Water Quality Branch. “The runoff from construction sites is a key source of sediment in storm waters.”