Week of November 23, 2015

1,878 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 1 from previous report) as of November 23, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,231 (a decrease of 18 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 503 (an increase of 12 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 144 (an increase of 5 from previous report)

  • As of November 20, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved  1,451 qualified households (an increase of 33 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 722 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 1 from previous report), with 19 applications pending approval
  • As of November 20, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,407 drilling permits for wells (increase of 38 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 325 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 3 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 2,877 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 131 from previous report)
  • As of November 24, 2015, FoodLink has distributed   200,358 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,304 from previous report)