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

The Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Research Funding Opportunity closed on September 23, 2019. Applications are currently being reviewed.

Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse funding was announced on Aug. 22, 2019.

Title XVI WIIN Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects Funding Opportunity closed on June 28, 2019. Applications are currently under review.


Proposed Calendar

September 2019

  • September 23: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Research Funding Opportunity closed

December 2019

  • Title XVI Authorized Projects Funding Opportunity for FY20 expected to be announced.

News Releases

August 22, 2019
Reclamation awards $16.98 million to five projects for water recycling and reuse in California, Hawaii and Texas

June 27, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation releases funding opportunity for water reclamation and reuse research studies

April 29, 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

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

February 8, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation awards $35.3 million to six water reclamation and reuse projects in California

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

Last Updated: 12/3/19