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, on a project specific basis, in partnership with local government entities.

Since 1992, approximately $639 million in Federal cost-share has been leveraged with more than $2.4 billion in non-Federal funding to design and construct water recycling projects. In 2014, an estimated 378,000 acre-feet of water was recycled through Title XVI projects.


Current Status

The Title XVI Authorized Project, Feasibility Study, and Water Treatment Research funding were announced on May 12, 2017.

Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Recycling Projects Under WIIN Act Published. Applications were due on August 17, 2017. They are currently being reviewed.

Proposed Calendar

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

  • Dec. 15 - Title XVI Authorized Project Applications Due

January 2017

  • Jan. 9 - Title XVI Feasibility Study application due

February 2017

  • Feb. 6 - Title XVI Water Reclamation Research funding applications due

May 2017

July 2017

August 2017

  • Aug. 17 - Applications for Title XVI Funding under WIIN Act Due

September 2017

  • All funding awarded

News Releases

July 17, 2017
July 17 - 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: 9/7/17