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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.


Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies (Jan. 13, 2015) - Reclamation is providing a funding opportunity for communities in the West which may be seeking new sources of water supplies using water recycling and reuse technologies. Funding made available will assist communities in determining whether water recycling and reuse projects are feasible. More...


FY 2015 Title XVI FOA

Authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available (Oct. 30, 2014) - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from congressionally authorized sponsors of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects for cost-shared funding to plan, design or construct their projects. The funding opportunity is part of Reclamation's activity under the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART initiative, which focuses on improving water conservation, sustainability and helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. More... | Funding Opportunity Announcement


Nine Projects Receive $1.29 Million from Reclamation for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies - (June 26, 2014) Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that Reclamation will provide $1.29 million to nine projects for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies. These nine projects are located in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. More... | List of Projects


Title XVI Feasibility Studies FOASecretary Jewell Announces $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects in Drought Stricken California - (May 15, 2015) As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to California communities suffering from the historic drought, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will invest $20 million in nine water reclamation and reuse projects. More... | 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...

 

Current Status

Reclamation is is currently reviewing applications for the Title XVI Authorized Projects. Those will be announced this spring.

The Title XVI Feasibility Study Funding Opportunity is currently open and available for qualified applicants. Applications are due March 3, 2015.

Proposed Calendar for Title XVI Projects and Feasibility Studies

October 30, 2014
FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement posted for Title XVI Authorized Projects on grants.gov

Dec. 15, 2014
Title XVI Authorized Projects Deadline

Jan. 13, 2015
Title XVI Feasibility Study Funding Opportunity Released

March 3, 2015
Title XVI Feasibility Study Funding Opportunity Deadline

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

News Releases

Jan. 13, 2015
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies

Oct. 30, 2014
Authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available

May 15, 2014
Secretary Jewell Announces $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects in Drought Stricken California

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: 2/11/15