Reclamation allocates $40 million for water projects


From the American Water Works Association:

Water and energy management projects in the western United States will share nearly $40 million in funds provided by the Bureau of Reclamation.

As announced by Reclamation:

  • Five authorized water reuse projects in California and New Mexico will receive $15.6 million through the WaterSMART porgram. They include the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area Water Reclamation and Reuse Project ($1.89 million), the North Bay Water Reuse Program ($4 million), the Long Beach Area Water Reclamation Project ($1.7 million), the San Jose Area Water Reclamation and Reuse Program ($4 million) and the Watsonville Area Water Recycling Project ($4 million).
  • 44 projects in 11 states will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART and Energy Efficiency Grants. Reclamation estimates that together the 44 projects could save more than 100,000 acre-feet of water and 10.8 million kilowatt-hours annually.
  • $2.1 million will be made available under the WaterSMART Basin Study program to enable Reclamation to partner with local entities to conduct comprehensive studies of river basins in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada and Oregon.
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