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.
- Title XVI WIIN Feasibilty Study Review Findings Report - Transmitted February 13, 2019
- Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report - Transmitted February 7, 2018
- Title XVI Feasibility Study Review Findings Report (Enclosure) - Transmitted July 12, 2017
Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity available from the Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has published a new funding opportunity for the sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those projects. The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-19-F007. Applications are due on April 22, 2019. Reclamation is making $35 million available through this funding opportunity. Learn More →
View Title XVI Funding Opportunity
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