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Week of December 22, 2015

1,769 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 42 from previous report) as of December 21, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,047 (a decrease of 55 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 556 (an increase of 6 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 166 (an increase of 7 from previous report)

  • As of December 23, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,539 qualified households (an increase of 6 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 731 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an decrease of 18 from previous report), with 22 applications pending approval
  • As of December 21, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,542 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 24 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 327 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 3,320 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 118 from previous report)
  • As of December 20, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 209,324 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,710 from previous report)