Week of October 13, 2014

525 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 101 from previous report) to Date

  • As of October 13, 2014, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 253 qualified households (increase of 36 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 159 clientele that have been affected by the drought (increase of 8 from previous report), with 8 applications pending
  • As of October 10, 2014,Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,476 drilling permits for wells (increase of 89 from previous report)
  • Since September 1, 2014 - October 3, 2014, Proteus has issued 299 Rental Assistance Services (increase of 60 from previous report) and 140 Utility Payment Services (increase of 27 from previous report) due to the effects of drought
  • The Workforce Investment Board reports that 222 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought since March, 2014 (increase of 21 from previous report)
  • FoodLink has distributed 2,971 food relief packages (relatable to the drought) last week (increase of 624 from previous report)