Week of March 30, 2015

984 Reported Private Well Failures (increase of 8 from previous report) as of March 30, 2015

  • As of March 26, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 616 qualified households (an increase of 24 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 362 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 1 from previous report), with 12 applications pending
  • As of March 31, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,461 drilling permits for wells (increase of 72 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • As of March 31, 2015, the Workforce Investment Board reports that 275 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 1 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 641 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (no change from previous report)
  • As of March 29, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 117,645 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,497 from previous report)