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 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 in partnership with local government entities.

In 2018, an estimated 431,000 acre-feet of water was recycled through Title XVI projects.

Report to Congress - Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report

The Bureau of Reclamation has transmitted the Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report to Congress.

Announcements


Current Status

Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse funding opportunity has launched. It closes on April 22, 2019.


Proposed Calendar

March 2019

  • March 4 - Title XVI Authorized Projects Funding Opportunity Launched
  • Title XVI WIIN Projects Funding Opportunity Expected

April 2019

  • April 22 – Title XVI Authorized Projects Funding Opportunity Closed

May 2019

  • Title XVI Water Reuse Research Funding Opportunity Expected

June 2019

  • Successful Title XVI Authorized Projects Announced

News Releases

March 4, 2019
Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity available from the Bureau of Reclamation

May 30, 2018
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects under the WIIN Act and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

March 12, 2018
Bureau of Reclamation seeks comments on Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding opportunity evaluation criteria

July 17, 2017
Bureau of Reclamation Publishes Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Recycling Projects Under WIIN Act

May 12, 2017
Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies

November 3, 2016
Bureau of Reclamation Seeks Applicants for Four Water Treatment Research Funding Opportunities

October 27, 2016
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Title XVI Funding Opportunity Announcements

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

Last Updated: 4/17/19