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.
Bureau of Reclamation Publishes Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Recycling Projects Under WIIN Act
(July 17, 2017) - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a new funding opportunity for Title XVI water recycling projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (P.L. 114-322). This funding opportunity is for sponsors of water recycling projects that have completed a Title XVI Feasibility Study that has been reviewed by Reclamation, found to meet all the requirements of Reclamation Manual Release WTR 11-01 and been transmitted to Congress by Reclamation. 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 →
Bureau of Reclamation Updates Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Feasibility Study Review Process
(February 10, 2017) - The Bureau of Reclamation has published minor revisions to a directive and standard to address amendments to the Title XVI Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act made by the recently-enacted Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (public law 114-322, section 4009). Read More →
(November 3, 2016) - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for four water treatment research funding opportunities under the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program.
The DWPR program funding opportunities will provide funding for the full spectrum of technology development and testing to support the commercialization of new desalination and water purification technologies. The Title XVI Program funding opportunity is focused on moving research to practice by supporting planning related research to help deploy technologies or processes that are currently available in the industry to help address water supply challenges.
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