Drought Effects Status Updates

892 Reported Private Well Failures (decrease of 6 from previous report) as of January 20, 2015

  • As of January 9, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 475 qualified households (an increase of 7 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 290 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 9 from previous report), with 14 applications pending
  • As of January 16, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 1,989 drilling permits for wells (increase of 48 from previous report, corrected)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 473 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 10 from previous report)
  • As of January 16, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 90,044 drought related food relief packages (increase of 1,943 from previous report)