Week of August 24, 2015

1,637 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 75 from previous report) as of August 24, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,282 (an increase of 30 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 288 (an increase of 42 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 67 (an increase of 3 from previous report)

  • As of August 17, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,086 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 594 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 15 from previous report), with 29 applications pending approval
  • As of August 25, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,789 drilling permits for wells (increase of 79 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 295 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 4 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 1,714 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 127 from previous report)
  • As of August 23, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 167,858 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,222 from previous report)