Week of August 17, 2015

1,562 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 35 from previous report) as of August 18, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,252 (a decrease of 19 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 246 (an increase of 38 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 64 (an increase of 16 from previous report)

  • As of August 17, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,086 qualified households (an increase of 15 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 579 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 13 from previous report), with 32 applications pending approval
  • As of August 14, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,710 drilling permits for wells (increase of 39 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 291 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (increase of 7 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 1,587 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 120 from previous report)
  • As of August 16, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 164,636 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,416 from previous report)