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.
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...
Interior Awards more than $11 Million in Water Reclamation and Reuse Construction Funding for California Projects - (May 23, 2011) Interior Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected eight construction projects in California for funding under WaterSMART's Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. Together, these two-year projects will receive $11.34 million, which will be leveraged to help fund construction totaling more than $99 million. More...
Reclamation Provides Funding for Water Recycling and Reuse Studies in Three Western States - (May 9, 2011) Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor announced the selection of nine Feasibility Studies for funding under WaterSMART's Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program in California, Oklahoma, and Texas. These feasibility studies will receive $1,176,760 from WaterSMART, which will result in a total of $4.9 million in total dollars available to help fund the studies. 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: 4/10/13