Drought Effects Status Updates

889 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 2 from previous report) as of December 30, 2014

  • As of December 29, 2014, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 461 qualified households (an increase of 15 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 268 clientele that have been affected by the drought (increase of 12 from previous report), with 6 applications pending
  • As of December 22, 2014,Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,851 drilling permits for wells (increase of 46 from previous report)
  • The Workforce Investment Board reports that 269 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought since March, 2014 (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 452 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 3 from previous report)