2009 Water Resource and Development Act Project Requests

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is the nation’s largest water resources law, which authorizes studies and projects to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers mission.

In response to request from local communities, I have submitted priority projects for The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This authorizes funding for a variety of projects, including clean water, shoreline protection, flood control programs, navigation, and environmental restoration projects.

In compliance with House rules and in order to make the process as transparent as possible, I am posting all of my requests on this website.

County of Essex

This funding will be used for The Countrywide GIS and Storm water Management System. With a population of 800,000 the County needs to map their storm water facilities. It will help addressflooding and other environmental problems associated with storm water drains.

Recipient's Address: Hall of Records, Newark, NJ 07102

    Newark Riverfront Project

    The project will serve as the extension of the boundaries of the Joseph G. Minish Passaic Riverfront Park. East bound of Penn station, the creation of water park facilities, with active and passive recreational opportunities. The Gateway extension will be used for additional community facilities and will ease the intense demand for recreational space in the Ironbound section.

    Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

      Township of Union County

      This money will be used for the design and construction of storm water infrastructure improvements in the County. The focus of this project will be Lightning Brook; in 2003 a wall collapsed prompting the Township of Union to install approximately 100 feet of gabion retaining the wall. There is imminent danger to the businesses and residents located on the border of this brook.

      Recipient's Address: 1976 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083

      Union County New Jersey

      The Rahway River Watershed Flood Damage Reduction and Environmental Restoration project needs this funding to control sediment and debris before it reaches the shipping channel. The River system has caused many recalcitrant problems including flooding, severe erosion, and water pollution.

      Recipient's Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207