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Title XVI Water Reclamation & Reuse Program

Title XVI of P.L. 102-575, as amended (Title XVI), provides authority for Reclamation’s water recycling and reuse program, titled “Title XVI.”  Through the Title XVI program, Reclamation identifies and investigates opportunities to reclaim and reuse wastewaters and naturally impaired ground and surface water in the 17 Western States and Hawaii.  Title XVI is budgeted for by Reclamation’s regional offices and includes funding for planning studies and the construction of water recycling projects, on a project specific basis, in partnership with local governmental entities.

Since 1992, over $556 million in Federal cost-share has been leveraged with more than $1.7 billion in non-Federal funding to design and construct water recycling projects.  In 2011, an estimated 260,000 acre-feet of water was recycled through Title XVI projects.


Title XVI Feasibility Studies FOAReclamation Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement of WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies - (March 21, 2014) Reclamation has released a WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Study Funding Opportunity Announcement for non-federal government entities, Indian tribes, water districts, wastewater districts or rural water districts in the 17 western states. More...


WaterSMART Funding Available for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects - (Nov. 13, 2013) The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI projects to request cost-shared funding for planning, design or construction through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding opportunity posted today. More...


Interior Awards WaterSMART Funding in California and New Mexico to Stretch Water Supplies, Provide Flexibility to Water Managers - (May 21, 2013) Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today announced that Reclamation has selected five Title XVI water reuse projects in California and New Mexico to receive $15.6 million in funding through the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program. More... | Project Descriptions


WaterSMART Funding Boosts Reclamation, Re-Use and Efficiency Projects to Maximize Water Availability in the West - (May 2, 2012) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected $20.3 million in WaterSMART Title XVI Construction Projects and $943,000 to stretch water supplies and conserve energy in the western United States. More... | List of Projects


Reclamation Awards More Than $2 Million to Fund 13 Title XVI Feasibility Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area - (August 1, 2011) The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the sponsors of 13 projects have been awarded $2.12 million to fund feasibility studies that assess the opportunity for reclamation and reuse of wastewater and naturally impaired ground and surface water. More...

 

Current Status

Title XVI Authorized Project FOA applications are being reviewed.

Reclamation is currently seeking applications under the Title XVI Feasibility Study FOA. Learn more.

Proposed Calendar for Title XVI Projects and Feasibility Studies

November 13, 2013
Title XVI Projects Funding Opportunity Announced

January 7, 2014
Title XVI Projects Application Deadline

March 2014
Title XVI Feasibility Study FOA Announced

April 2014
Title XVI Project Selections Expected

May 6, 2014
Title XVI Feasibility Study FOA Application Deadline

September 2014
Funding to be awarded

Please note, some of the above dates are proposed and may be subject to change.

News Releases

March 21, 2014
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement of WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Fesibility Studies

November 13, 2013
WaterSMART Funding Available for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

May 21, 2013
Interior Awards WaterSMART Funding in California and New Mexico to Stretch Water Supplies, Provide Flexibility to Water Managers

October 17, 2012
Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Construction Funding Opportunities Now Available Through WaterSMART

May 2, 2012
WaterSMART Funding Boosts Reclamation, Re-Use and Efficiency Projects to Maximize Water Availability in the West

November 7, 2011
WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Construction Grant Funding Opportunity Now Available

August 1, 2011
Reclamation Awards More Than $2 Million to Fund 13 Title XVI Feasibility Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area

December 8, 2011
WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies Funding Opportunity Now Available

   

Last updated: 3/24/14