The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law.
The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act. The act requires polluters to get a permit when they release pollution from a source such as a pipe or well to certain bodies of water such as rivers and lakes that are called "navigable waters."

Maui County spokesperson Brian Perry issued this statement saying, "This is a home-rule issue that should be addressed here, not by far-off regulators imposing rules that don't properly address our real world problems."

Perry added that if the lower court's decision were allowed to stand, thousands of residents and businesses would be required to get special permits just to use their recycled water irrigation and septic systems.

More than a dozen states and the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the case.