Bureau of Reclamation Updates Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Feasibility Study Review Process

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Revisions Address Amendments to Title XVI Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615

For Release: February 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - 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). The revised directive and standard covering implementation of the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Feasibility Study Review Process, numbered WTR 11-01, is available to view at https://www.usbr.gov/recman.

The public law requires guidelines be provided with sufficient information for the formulation of feasibility studies for water reclamation and reuse projects. The updated directive and standard functions as the guidelines required by the public law.

A water reclamation and reuse project reclaims and reuses municipal, industrial, domestic or agricultural wastewater or naturally impaired groundwater and/or surface water including ocean or brackish water desalination.

Reclaimed water can be used, consistent with state law, for a variety of purposes. This includes environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, water for municipal, domestic or industrial, or agricultural uses, power generation or recreation.

To learn more about the Title XVI Program at Reclamation please visit https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/title.

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