Week of May 11, 2015

1,210 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (increase of 22 from previous report) as of May 12, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,095 (an increase of 18 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 92 (
an increase of 5 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 24 (
no change from previous report)

  • As of May 7, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 748 qualified households (an increase of 9 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 389 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 10 from previous report), with 11 applications pending approval
  • As of May 8, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,861 drilling permits for wells (increase of 74 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 276 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 800 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (no report)
  • As of May 10, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 131,996 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,056 from previous report)