Drought Effects Status Updates

911 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 19 from previous report) as of January 28, 2015

  • As of January 9, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 480 qualified households (an increase of 5 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 300 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 10 from previous report), with 12 applications pending
  • As of January 23, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,014 drilling permits for wells (increase of 25 from previous report, corrected)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 492 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 19 from previous report)
  • As of January 27, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 92,274 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,230 from previous report)