Week of March 23, 2015

976 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 14 from previous report) as of March 25, 2015

  • As of March 20, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 592 qualified households (an increase of 25 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 361 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 4 from previous report), with 16 applications pending
  • As of March 20, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,389 drilling permits for wells (increase of 27 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • As of March 23, 2015, the Workforce Investment Board reports that 274 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 641 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 81 from previous report)
  • As of March 22, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 114,148 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,803 from previous report)