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.

Contacts

Contact Information: For more information regarding Title XVI, please contact Program Coordinator, Amanda Erath, at 303-445-2766 or aerath@usbr.gov.

  • Interior Region 5: Missouri Basin & Interior Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas Gulf - Collins Balcombe, (512) 899-4162 or cbalcombe@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin - Brandi Rose, (801) 524-3639 or broseworthington@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 8: Lower Colorado Basin - Meghan Thiemann, (702) 293-8438 or mthiemann@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 9: Columbia-Pacific Northwest - Alan Monek, (208) 685-6926 or amonek@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin - Ankur Bhattacharya, (916) 978-5348 or ankurbhattacharya@usbr.gov

Announcements


Current Status

The Title XVI Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity closed on April 23, 2021. Applications are being reviewed.


Calendar

March 2021

  • March 24: Title XVI Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity is available.

April 2021

  • April 23: Title XVI Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding opportunity closed.

News Releases

January 19, 2021
Reclamation selects two water recycling and reuse projects to receive $9.5 million

June 8, 2020
Reclamation selects nine water recycling and reuse projects to receive $16.6 million

December 20, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation awards $1.6 million to four water reclamation and reuse research studies

December 19, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

Last Updated: 11/3/21