Week of August 31, 2015

1,695 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 58 from previous report) as of August 31, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,308 (an increase of 26 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 320 (an increase of 32 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 67 (no change from previous report)

  • As of August 28, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,164 qualified households (an increase of 78 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 615 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 21 from previous report), with 25 applications pending approval
  • As of August 31, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,852 drilling permits for wells (increase of 63 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 298 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 3 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 1,821 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 107 from previous report)
  • As of August 30, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 171,125 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,267 from previous report)