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 in partnership with local government entities.
In 2017, an estimated 388,000 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.
- Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report - Transmitted February 7, 2018
- Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report (Enclosure) - Transmitted July 12, 2017
Bureau of Reclamation awards $35.3 million to six water reclamation and reuse projects in CaliforniaBureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that Reclamation is awarding $35.3 million for six authorized Title XVI water reclamation and reuse projects in California. The funding will be used to improve flexibility during water shortages and diversify the water supply. News Release, Project Descriptions
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects under the WIIN Act and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects
The Bureau of Reclamation has made two funding opportunities available, Desalination Construction Projects under the WIIN Act and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Applications are due for both funding opportunities by 4 p.m. MDT on July 27, 2018. Read More →
(May 12, 2017) - Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing water recycling and re-use projects; developing feasibility studies; and researching desalination and water recycling projects. The funding is part of the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program. Read More →