Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse

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 includes funding for the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects, on a project specific basis, in partnership with local government entities.

Since 1992, approximately $639 million in Federal cost-share has been leveraged with more than $2.4 billion in non-Federal funding to design and construct water recycling projects. In 2014, an estimated 378,000 acre-feet of water was recycled through Title XVI projects.

Announcements


Current Status

The funding opportunity for the Title XVI Authorized Projects and Feasibility Studies were posted on Oct. 27. Learn more...

The funding opportunity for Title XVI will be posted this fall.


Proposed Calendar

October 2016

November 2016

  • Title XVI Water Reclamation Research Funding Opportunity Announcement Posted

December 2016

  • Title XVI Authorized Project Applications Due

January 2017

  • Title XVI Feasibility Study application due

February 2017

  • Title XVI Water Reclamation Research funding applications due

June 2017

  • Title XVI Feasibility Studies funding announced
  • Title XVI Authorized Projects funding announced
  • Title XVI Water Reclamation Research funding announced

September 2017

  • All funding awarded

News Releases

June 30, 2016
Bureau of Reclamation Selects Twenty-one Projects to Receive $2.93 Million to Study Water Treatment Technologies

June 10, 2016
Interior Department Announces $30 Million for Water Reuse and Reclamation Projects in California

February 18, 2016
Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Water Reclamation Research Under Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program

October 16, 2015
WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available for Title XVI Authorized Projects

May 20, 2015
Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West

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

October 13, 2014
Authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Now Available

June 26, 2014
Nine Projects Receive $1.29 Million from Reclamation for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies

Last Updated: 11/3/16