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HI - Maui County accepts judge's order to obtain permit for discharging effluent

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County said it will not appeal a judge’s decision to require a permit to operate injection wells for the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County said it will not appeal a judge’s decision to require a permit to operate injection wells for the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

The judge said the county needs a Clean Water Act permit to discharge effluent. Officials said roughly 2% of the recycled wastewater from the facility enters the ocean through groundwater at the shoreline.

The county said it is focusing on reducing or eliminating the injection wells.

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