The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides new authority to Reclamation to develop a desalination construction program that will provide a path for ocean or brackish water desalination projects to receive Federal funding.
Reclamation is developing a new WaterSMART Desalination Construction Program to allocate funding for desalination projects through a competitive grant program in 2018.
The feasibility studies for the following desalination projects meet the requirements contained in Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards WTR 11-01. These findings have been transmitted to Congress.
|Feasibility Study||State||Year Complete|
|City of Antioch, Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project||CA||2018|
|City of Camarillo, North Pleasant Valley Desalter Facility||CA||2017|
|City of McAllen, Brackish Groundwater Desalination Project||TX||2017|
|City of Oceanside, Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility Well Expansion and Brine Minimization Project||CA||2018|
|El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, Kay Bailey Hutchison Expansion||TX||2018|
|Olivenhain Municipal Water District, San Dieguito Valley Groundwater Desalination Project||CA||2018|
|San Antonio Water System, Brackish Groundwater Desalination Program||TX||2011|
|South Coast Water District, Doheny Desalination Project||CA||2018|
Report to Congress - Feasibility Study Review Findings Report
The Bureau of Reclamation has transmitted a WIIN Desalination Project Feasibility Study Findings Report to Congress.
- Title XVI WIIN Feasibilty Study Review Findings Report - Transmitted February 13, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation makes $32 million in funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects under the WIIN Act
The Bureau of Reclamation has released two funding opportunities under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Desalination Construction Projects and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Applications for both of the funding opportunities are due by June 28, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. MDT. Learn More →