Week of November 16, 2015

1,879 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 66 from previous report) as of November 16, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,249 (a decrease of 88 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 491 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 139 (an increase of 19 from previous report)

  • As of November 16, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved  1,418 qualified households (an increase of 34 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 721 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 12 from previous report), with 19 applications pending approval
  • As of November 13, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,369 drilling permits for wells (increase of 41 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 322 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 2,746 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 70 from previous report)
  • As of November 15, 2015, FoodLink has distributed  197,054 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,198 from previous report)