Week of July 27, 2015

1,491 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 47 from previous report) as of July 28, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,274 (an increase of 35 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 169 (an increase of 12 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 48 (no change from previous report)

  • As of July 24, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,026 qualified households (an increase of 20 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 525 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 25 from previous report), with 35 applications pending approval
  • As of July 23, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,513 drilling permits for wells (increase of 43 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 278 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 1,262 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 431 from previous report (April))
  • As of July 26, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 158,259 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,106 from previous report)