Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

2022 Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

The following requests are listed in alphabetical order. You can find the Senator’s financial certification letter for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies requests here.

8 ½ Mile Drain Drainage District In-System Storage:
Recipient Name: 8 ½ Mile Drain Drainage District
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to maximize the use of existing infrastructure by constructing In-System Storage devices to increase sewer storage capacity, which will improve the water quality of Lake St. Clair and help alleviate the possibility of residential basement flooding during heavy rain events.
Project Location: Clinton, MI
Requested Amount: $1,000,000


Barton Pump Station Valve Improvement Project:
Recipient Name: City of Ann Arbor
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to replace all of the process valves and piping and replace or repair the air valves at the Barton raw water pump station at the Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which pumps up to 40 million gallons per day of raw water to the Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which after treatment is distributed to the City’s 125,000 customers.
Project Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

City of Marysville Water/Sewer System Improvements:
Recipient Name: City of Marysville
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to improve the Marysville wastewater and drinking water systems, which will result in improved water quality, improved system reliability, and enhanced public safety and protection for residents and businesses within the city.
Project Location: Marysville, MI
Requested Amount: $1,087,000

City of St. Clair Water Treatment Plant Improvements:

Recipient Name: City of St. Clair
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to upgrade the performance and reliability of the St. Clair Water Treatment Plant (WTP), while also assisting it in complying with regulatory standards.
Project Location: St. Clair, MI
Requested Amount: $972,000

Clay-Ira Interceptor Project:
Recipient Name: Clay Township
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to rehabilitate the interceptor sewer for Clay Township and Ira Township, restoring the service life of aging infrastructure pipelines and protecting the users and natural environment from catastrophic failures or the unexpected discharge of untreated wastewater directly into sensitive environmental areas.
Project Location: Clay Township, MI
Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Great Lakes Water Authority Detroit River Interceptor Evaluation and Rehabilitation:
Recipient Name: Great Lakes Water Authority
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to evaluate and rehabilitate the Detroit River Interceptor (DRI), which is a critical piece of infrastructure to the Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) system. The project will result in a more reliable DRI capable of conveying capacity flows to GLWA’s water and will also address major blockages in the DRI caused by debris and other large objects that become lodged in the interceptor, which reduce its capacity and make the system more vulnerable to causing negative public health and environmental impacts.
Project Location: Detroit, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Green Macomb Urban Forestry Partnership:
Recipient Name: Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to support the Green Macomb Urban Forest Partnership, a countywide tree planting program that was started in 2016 with the goal of increasing tree canopy in the most urban areas of Macomb County. This effort aims to offset carbon emissions, reduce storm water runoff, enhance flood mitigation, increase human health and wellness, and ultimately double the county’s tree canopy cover.
Project Location: Macomb County, MI
Requested Amount: $500,000

Joe Louis Greenway:
Recipient Name: City of Detroit
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to support the construction of the Joe Louis Greenway, which will create a comprehensive recreational path that will connect neighborhoods previously separated by freeways and discontinuous transit via new and existing pedestrian and bike paths, creating a total of 27.5 miles of accessible and connected pathways.
Project Location: Detroit, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Lake Michigan Filtration Plant Residuals Handling System:
Recipient Name: City of Grand Rapids
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to modernize the Grand Rapids Water System, which is the second largest municipal water system in the State of Michigan and one whose origin dates back to 1875. Specifically, funding this project will allow for the modernization of process systems and equipment at the Lake Michigan Filtration Plant, resulting in more electrical and environmentally sustainable operations.
Project Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Lead Free Kids GR:
Recipient Name: City of Grand Rapids
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to assist the City of Grand Rapids in conducting lead-based paint inspections at rental properties within the city. Doing so will enable the City of Grand Rapids to reduce the number of children poisoned by lead, address health inequities for low-income families, and strengthen the connection between housing and public health.
Project Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Marquette County's K.I. Sawyer Clear and Safe Water Initiative
Recipient Name: Marquette County
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to dispose of between 1.5-2 million gallons of per and polyflouroakyl (PFAS) contaminated wastewater treatment plant sludge at K.I. Sawyer, a former U.S. Air Force military base. This project will protect the stream that the K.I. Sawyer waste water treatment plant discharges to, which also feeds rivers that flow directly into Lake Superior.
Project Location: Marquette, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Martin Drain In-System Storage Device:
Recipient Name: Martin Sanitary Diversion Drainage District
Project Purpose: This funding would be used reduce combined sewage overflows (CSO) to the Martin Retention Basin, which services the sewage needs for the cities of Roseville and St. Clair Shores and whose excess flows are discharged to Lake St. Clair, by installing an In-System Storage Device that will reduce CSO volume by 20 percent annually.
Project Location: Clinton, MI
Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Shelby Water Reservoir – 3.5 Million Gallons:
Recipient Name: Charter Township of Shelby
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to support the Charter Township of Shelby’s Water Reservoir project, which is a 3.5-million-gallon facility that will be designed to equalize water demands, reduce pressure fluctuations in the distribution system, and to manage and reduce rates to users of the system.
Project Location: Shelby, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Tuscarora Township Septic to Sewer Expansion and Modernization Project – Protecting Our Community and the Great Lakes:
Recipient Name: Tuscarora Township
Project Purpose: This funding would be used to replace aging, problematic, noncompliant or nonexistent septic systems within an environmentally sensitive area in Tuscarora Township that is zoned for lake and stream protection. The project will address local, regional, national and international concerns for Great Lakes protection while improving public health and protecting the tourist-based economy.
Project Location: Tuscarora Township, MI
Requested Amount: $2,000,000