Week of October 27, 2014

767 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 35 from previous report) as of October 27, 2014

  • As of October 24, 2014, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 337 qualified households (increase of 46 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 175 clientele that have been affected by the drought (increase of 12 from previous report), with 10 applications pending
  • As of October 24, 2014,Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,537 drilling permits for wells (increase of 18 from previous report)
  • Since September 1, 2014 - October 24, 2014, Proteus has issued 389 Rental Assistance Services (increase of 32 from previous report) and 158 Utility Payment Services (increase of 2 from previous report) due to the effects of drought
  • The Workforce Investment Board reports that 254 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought since March, 2014 (increase of 17 from previous report)
  • FoodLink has distributed 2,873 food relief packages (relatable to the drought) last week (decrease of 655 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 359 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 4 from last week)