Bureau of Reclamation seeks comments on Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding opportunity evaluation criteria

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615, psoeth@usbr.gov

For Release: March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking comments on the updated evaluation criteria associated with the WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program.

Through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, Reclamation provides financial assistance to local water agencies for the planning, design and construction of water reclamation and reuse projects.

These evaluation criteria will be used in the fiscal year 2018 Title XVI funding opportunity announcement which will be open to both congressionally authorized Title XVI projects and Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act Title XVI projects. Several changes to the criteria used in the 2017 Title XVI WIIN Act funding opportunity are being proposed for the FY 2018 announcement.

To see the list of criteria, visit https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/title/.

Send your comments to Amanda Erath at aerath@usbr.gov. Comments will be accepted through April 12, 2018.

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