Week of May 18, 2015

1,244 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (increase of 34 from previous report) as of May 18, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,122 (an increase of 27 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 98 (
an increase of 6 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 24 (
no change from previous report)

  • As of May 15, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 768 qualified households (an increase of 20 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 393 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 4 from previous report), with 9 applications pending approval
  • As of May 15, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,922 drilling permits for wells (increase of 61 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 17, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 135,694 drought related food relief packages (increase of 3,698 from previous report)