Week of October 20, 2014

732 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 207 from previous report) as of October 21, 2014

  • As of October 17, 2014, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 291 qualified households (increase of 38 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 163 clientele that have been affected by the drought (increase of 4 from previous report), with 9 applications pending
  • As of October 17, 2014,Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,519 drilling permits for wells (increase of 43 from previous report)
  • Since September 1, 2014 - October 17, 2014, Proteus has issued 357 Rental Assistance Services (increase of 58 from previous report) and 156 Utility Payment Services (increase of 16 from previous report) due to the effects of drought
  • The Workforce Investment Board reports that 237 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought since March, 2014 (increase of 15 from previous report)
  • FoodLink has distributed 3,528 food relief packages (relatable to the drought) last week (increase of 557 from previous report)