Week of October 12, 2015

1,896 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 18 from previous report) as of October 13, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,389 (an increase of 16 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 418 (no change from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 89 (an increase of 3 from previous report)

  • As of October 9, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,318 qualified households (an increase of 20 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 687 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 15 from previous report), with 18 applications pending approval
  • As of October 12, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,160 drilling permits for wells (increase of 42 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 314 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 6 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 2,314 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 69 from previous report)
  • As of October 11, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 186,116 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,113 from previous report)