Previous Selected Projects, Feasibility Studies and Research Projects

2021

Reclamation selects two water recycling and reuse projects to receive $9.5 million (January 19, 2021) - The Bureau of Reclamation is providing $9.5 million to two congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects. This WaterSMART Program funds the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects in partnership with local government entities. Read More →

  • Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility Expansion Project; $8,928,442. The expansion project will increase capacity of the regional wastewater reclamation facility by 4,480 acre-feet annually. This increase will help meet expected demand and provide a more reliable water supply for the district's customers.
  • County of Hawaii, Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plan R-1 Upgrade Project; $556,700. The upgrade project involves necessary improvements to the distribution system, new pipelines and expanded treatment. The project is projected to result in 2,016 acre-feet of recycled water deliveries annually, which will contribute to the resiliency of the region's long-term water supply.

2020

Reclamation selects nine water recycling and reuse projects to receive $16.6 million (June 8, 2020) - The Bureau of Reclamation is providing $16.6 million to nine congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects. This funding, part of the WaterSMART Program, is for the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects in partnership with local government entities. Read More →

2019

Reclamation awards $16.98 million to five projects for water recycling and reuse in California, Hawaii and Texas (Aug. 22, 2019) - The Bureau of Reclamation will provide a total of $16.98 million to five communities in California, Hawaii and Texas to help plan, design and construct congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. Title XVI is part of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program that focuses on improving water conservation and helping water-resource managers across the West to make sound decisions about water use. Read More →

Bureau of Reclamation awards $1.6 million to four water reclamation and reuse research studies (Dec. 20, 2019) - The Bureau of Reclamation today announced awards totaling $1.6 million for four Title XVI water reclamation and reuse research studies. The resulting research will lead to increased water management flexibility and more reliable western water supplies. When non-federal cost-share contributions are included, these studies will accomplish more than $7.6 million in water reclamation and reuse research. Read More →

2018

Bureau of Reclamation awards $35.3 million to six water reclamation and reuse projects in California (Feb. 8, 2019) - Bureau 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. Read More →

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2017

Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies (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 →

2016

Bureau of Reclamation Selects Twenty-one Projects to Receive $2.93 Million to Study Water Treatment Technologies (June 10, 2016) - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López today announced $2.93 million in funding for water treatment technologies research. This funding is being provided through the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for the development of new water treatment technologies and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for research into the deployment of new technologies that supports the expansion of water technologies in new locations. Read More →

Interior Department Announces $30 Million for Water Reuse and Reclamation Projects in California (June 10, 2016) - Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor announced more than $30 million in funding through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program for seven projects that will provide clean water to California communities and promote water and energy efficiency. Today’s announcement comes ahead of the Deputy Secretary’s trip to California next week where he will participate in meetings regarding Bay-Delta water issues. Read More →

2015

Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West (May 20, 2015) - As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states. Read More →

2014

Nine Projects Receive $1.29 Million from Reclamation for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies - (June 26, 2014) Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that Reclamation will provide $1.29 million to nine projects for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies. These nine projects are located in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Read More →

Secretary Jewell Announces $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects in Drought Stricken California - (May 15, 2015) As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to California communities suffering from the historic drought, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will invest $20 million in nine water reclamation and reuse projects. Read More →

2013

Interior Awards WaterSMART Funding in California and New Mexico to Stretch Water Supplies, Provide Flexibility to Water Managers - (May 21, 2013) Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today announced that Reclamation has selected five Title XVI water reuse projects in California and New Mexico to receive $15.6 million in funding through the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program. Read More →

2012

WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Project Selections Announced - (May 2, 2012) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected $20.3 million in WaterSMART Title XVI Construction Projects and $943,000 to stretch water supplies and conserve energy in the western United States. Read More →

2011

Contruction

Reclamation awarded funding for 8 construction projects in 2011 in California.

Feasibility Studies

Reclamation awarded funding for 9 feasibility studies in 2011. The projects were located in California, Oklahoma and Texas. In addition, 13 projects were awarded later in 2011 for California.

Last Updated: 1/19/21