Water Recycling and Desalination Planning

TThe WaterSMART: Water Recycling and Desalination Planning funding opportunity makes funding available for planning and pre-construction activities for water recycling and desalination projects to facilitate project development and to provide assistance with the preparation of feasibility studies under the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, the Desalination Construction Program, and the Large-Scale Water Recycling Program. Eligible project activities include development of new water recycling and desalination feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary project cost estimates, pre-final design activities, and environmental and cultural resource compliance activities.


Current Status

Reclamation expects to post the next Funding Opportunity in December 2024, with applications due in March 2025.


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News Releases

September 27, 2023
Reclamation invests $28.97 million to assist with planning and feasibility study development for 31 water recycling and desalination projects

Last Updated: 2/26/24