Date: July 30, 2020
The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home...
Date: July 18, 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. For a list of eligible projects, please visit the Reclamation website.
To view the funding opportunity, please visit www.grants.gov and search on funding opportunity number BOR-DO-17-F028. Applications are due on August 17, 2017. It is anticipated that Reclamation will fund four to eight awards depending on requested funding. Reclamation may provide up to 25 percent of the total cost of planning, design and/or construction that will be conducted before September 30, 2019. Recipients are responsible for 75 percent or more of total project costs.
The WIIN Act was enacted in December 2016, to address water resources infrastructure that is critical to the nation’s economic growth, health and competitiveness. The amendments in Section 4009 (c) of Subtitle J of WIIN allows new water recycling projects to be eligible for federal funding.
Reclamation provides funding through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for projects that reclaim and reuse municipal, industrial, domestic or agricultural wastewater and impaired ground or surface waters. Reclaimed water can be used for a variety of purposes, such as environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, municipal, domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation or recreation.
Since 1992, Title XVI funding has been used to provide communities with new sources of clean water, while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. In that time, approximately $672 million in federal funding has been leveraged with non-federal funding to implement more than $3.3 billion in water reuse improvements.
Date: July 21, 2020
The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and...
Date: July 20, 2020
On Monday, July 13, the House Appropriations Committee debated and passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and in doing...
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