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.
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...
The FOA is now closed.
Once final Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations have been made, Reclamation will determine whether funding is sufficient to post a funding opportunity announcement for development of Title XVI Feasibility Studies. Please check this page for updates.
Proposed Calendar for Authorized Title XVI Projects
Last updated: 5/21/13