A Hawaii county council is considering a resolution to settle a longstanding legal case over wastewater pumped into injection wells.
The Maui News reported Wednesday that Maui County Council chairwoman Kelly King proposed a measure Tuesday to withdraw a legal appeal that is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court regarding county use of injection wells.
The resolution has been referred to a council committee.
Four environmental groups sued the county in 2012, saying effluent from its treated wastewater was reaching the ocean and impacting coral reefs.
An appeals court ruled the county pumped the wastewater into injection wells at its Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility for more than three decades, thereby violating the Clean Water Act.
King says a high court ruling favoring the county would damage the Clean Water Act.