Water reclamation and reuse feasibility studies help states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges.
Feasibility studies funded under the Title XVI Program support the development of water reclamation and reuse projects to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through
water reclamation and reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply.
Water reclamation and reuse projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applicants to cost share the development of new water reuse feasibility studies.
For the purpose of this FOA, the term “feasibility” applies only to feasibility under the Title XVI Program and feasibility study reports funded under this FOA must be developed to meet the requirements of a feasibility study as defined by section 1604 of the Title XVI Act and further described in in Reclamation’s Directives and Standards.
For further information on the requirements of a Title XVI feasibility study, see Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards, Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Feasibility Study Review Process (WTR 11-01) (Reclamation Feasibility Study D&S), available at http://www.usbr.gov/recman/wtr/wtr11-0 1. pdf and included as an attachment to this FOA.