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            Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the City will be embarking on a “Clean Stream” educational campaign throughout the rest of the month of October.  The program is designed to help land owners whose property includes or abuts streams prevent potential flooding during periods of heavy rain.


            “We are quickly approaching the anniversary of the floods that devastated parts of Manoa Valley two years ago,” Hannemann said.  “The time to work toward flood prevention is now.”


            The City will be reminding property owners of their responsibility to keep their streambeds free of debris and plant growth that might interfere with the natural flow of a stream.   Ads will run in local newspapers.  There will also be a direct mailing to targeted homeowners in addition to distribution of flyers and brochures at City sponsored events.


            “We saw last spring how hard our City crews worked to clean streams and to stay ahead of potential flooding problems,” Hannemann said.  “Flood prevention is everyone’s responsibility, and we believe this “Clean Stream” outreach campaign will help educate property owners about how they can help do their part and the role they can play in reducing the risk of flooding here on Oahu.”


            The Department of Facility Maintenance has set up a special internet website to provide information at as well as a hotline number at 768-7890.


Contact: Larry Leopardi, 484-7600

              Robert Rock, 527-5699



Friday, October 06, 2006

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