Week of August 3, 2015

1,518 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 19 from previous report) as of August 3, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,294 (an increase of 20 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 176 (an increase of 7 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 48 (no change from previous report)

  • As of July 31, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,033 qualified households (an increase of 7 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 544 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 19 from previous report), with 34 applications pending approval
  • As of July 31, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,573 drilling permits for wells (increase of 60 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 281 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 1,383 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 121 from previous report)
  • As of July 31, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 159,640 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,381 from previous report)