Week of April 13, 2015

996 Reported Private Well Failures (decrease of 4 from previous report) as of April 13, 2015

  • As of April 10, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 654 qualified households (an increase of 19 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 377 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 9 from previous report), with 14 applications pending
  • As of April 10, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,574 drilling permits for wells (increase of 57 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • As of April 14, 2015, the Workforce Investment Board reports that 275 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 683 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 42 from previous report)
  • As of April 12, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 122,445 drought related food relief packages (increase of 3,342 from previous report)