Property maintenance activities are essential for the upkeep of residences, commercial buildings and landscaping; Property managers and contractors should use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent the residue from these activities from reaching our storm drains and flowing untreated to our streams and the ocean.
The City and County of Honolulu developed a Property Maintenance Toolkit for Storm Water Compliance as a guide for property managers to implement practices to protect our water quality.
You can download the entire toolkit below — or scroll down to select just the pages you need.
To request hard copies and/or request a presentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pressure Washing Training Videos
Pressure washing Best Management Practices depend on the surface being cleaned.
Watch the videos below to learn how to appropriately dispose of pressure washing water for each surface type.
Individual Printable Toolkit Pages
Download individual page(s) using the links below. Additional resources on each topic are also provided.
Pressure Washing download all
Pressure Washing Videos are available at the top of this page.
Inlet Protection Device Removal download
Covers types of inlet protection devices; how to remove an inlet protection device; how to dispose of a filter sock after use.
Selecting a Contractor download
Tips to help you hire a contractor.
Post-Construction BMPs download
Learn about types of post-construction BMPs that require maintenance; how to prepare a Storm Water Quality Report.
Site Map download
Use this form to illustrate how water flows onto and off your property.
Self-Inspection Checklist download
Use this checklist to visually inspect areas that are common sources of storm water pollution.
In accordance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, the City regularly inspects commercial and industrial facilities. In addition, if a complaint is filed or there is a community concern, the City must inspect the site and take corrective action. Any business found discharging pollution or wastewater into the storm drain system may be issued a citation and may be subject to fines of up to $25,000.
- Storm Water Inspection Info Door Hanger
Explains what to expect during a City Storm Water Quality Division inspection of your business.
Your compilance is important to avoid potential fines
Use the BMPs and other tips provided by the City and County of Honolulu to avoid causing unauthorized discharges to the City’s storm water system and incurring a penalty fine.*
* Violation of Environmental Quality Control – Revised Ordinances of Honolulu Section 43-11.23:
It is unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any pollutant into any drainage facility which causes a pollution problem in State water or causes a violation of any provision of the City NPDES permit or the water quality standards of the State of Hawai‘i per ROH Section 43-11.23 Environmental Quality Control.