skip to main contentskip to popular page linksskip to main navigation links
photo of Mike Capuano Michael E. Capuano representing the 7th district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives Go to the House of Representatives homepage
Like Mike on Facebook Visit Mike's video channel on YouTube Like Mike on Facebook


 My Schedule My Voting Record District Maps Register To Vote FAQ Site Map e-Updates

Water Resources Development Act Project Requests

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is enacted by Congress to deal with various aspects of water resources: environmental, structural, navigational, flood protection, hydrology, etc. Typically, the United States Army Corps of Engineers administers the bulk of the Act's requirements.

Rep. Capuano requested that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2010, which is currently being considered by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, include authorizations for the following water projects that would benefit Massachusetts' eighth congressional district.

Please note that not all projects will be funded and those that are funded may receive less than requested:

  1. Project Purpose: To authorize measures to enhance public access to Boston Harbor, including repair and replacement of piers located on Georges Island.
    Authorization amount requested: $10,784,239

  2. Project Purpose: To authorize assistance to the Massachusetts Water Resources Agency for the implementation of a combined sewer overflow long-term control plan.
    Authorization amount requested: $61,100,000

  3. Project Purpose: To authorize the Secretary to provide technical assistance to the City of Boston for groundwater issues including acquisition of hydrologic data, groundwater and fill characterization, and recharge.
    Authorization amount requested: $6,000,000

  4. Project Purpose: To Authorize the Secretary to use funds in the Environmental Restoration Account, Formerly Used Defense Sites for the removal and abatement of asbestos, and other harmful contaminates on the formerly used defense site of Gallops Island.
    Authorization amount requested: $3,250,000

  5. Project Purpose: To direct the Secretary of the Army to determine whether modifications of the recommendations of the Chief of Engineers are advisable in the interest of environmental restoration in the Mystic River Watershed

  6. Project Purpose: To authorize dam removal, environmental mediation, and fish passage improvements on the Neponset River.
    Authorization amount requested: $6,080,000




Bill Search

Search for legislative information.

Tip: enter bill numbers without spaces, i.e. "h.res.26" or "hres26"


Helpful Links


Home | About | Biography | Contact | Issues | Links | News | Schedules | Services

E-Updates | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Accessibility

110 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
P: (617) 621-6208
F: (617) 621-8628

  Constituent Services Click to close menu
  Casework and Assistance
  Immigration Casework
  Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
  Presidential Greetings
  Washington, D.C. Attractions
  U.S. Service Academy Nominations
  Media Center Click to close menu
  Press Items
  Recent Votes
  Video and Audio
  Legislative Work Click to close menu
  Recent Votes
  Voting Record
  Sponsored Legislation
  Earmark Requests
  Committees and Caucuses
  Ethics Task Force
  Schedules Click to close menu
  My Schedule
  House Floor Summary
  Weekly House Schedule
  Annual House Calendar
  Weekly Senate Schedule
  Our District Click to close menu
  The 7th District Over the Years
  Nobel Prize Winners
  Interesting facts about Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Links
  Links Click to close menu
  Massachusetts Links
    State Government
    About the 7th District
    Arts, Culture and Attractions
    Chambers of Commerce
    Colleges and Universities
    Exploring Massachusetts
    Hospitals and Health Organizations

  Federal Government Links - Official Government Portal
    Legislative Branch
    Executive Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Federal Agencies
    Kids' Pages
    Register to Vote
    Washington, D.C. Attractions
    Business Opportunities with the Government
  Contact Click to close menu
  District Office
  Washington, D.C. Office
  Office Hours Program
  Community Meetings
  E-mail Me