Week of April 6, 2015

1,000 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 16 from previous report) as of April 6, 2015

  • As of April 6, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 635 qualified households (an increase of 19 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 368 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 6 from previous report), with 11 applications pending
  • As of April 6, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,517 drilling permits for wells (increase of 56 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • As of April 7, 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 641 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (no change from previous report)
  • As of April 5, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 119,103 drought related food relief packages (increase of 1,458 from previous report)