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Week of May 4, 2015

1,188 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (increase of 12 from previous report) as of May 5, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1077 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 87 (
an increase of 9 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 24 (
no change from previous report)

  • As of May 4, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 739 qualified households (an increase of 8 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 379 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 2 from previous report), with 7 applications pending approval
  • As of May 1, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 2,787 drilling permits for wells (increase of 81 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 (increase of 18 from previous report)
  • As of May 3, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 129,940 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,086 from previous report)