Week of August 10, 2015

1,527 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 9 from previous report) as of August 11, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,271 (a decrease of 23 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 208 (an increase of 32 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 48 (no change from previous report)

  • As of August 10, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,071 qualified households (an increase of 38 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 567 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 23 from previous report), with 31 applications pending approval
  • As of August 7, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,671 drilling permits for wells (increase of 98 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 284 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (increase of 3 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 1,467 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 84 from previous report)
  • As of August 9, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 161,220 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,580 from previous report)