Week of October 19, 2015

1,953 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 57 from previous report) as of October 19, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,413 (an increase of 24 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 448 (an increase of 30 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 93 (an increase of 4 from previous report)

  • As of October 16, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,354 qualified households (an increase of 36 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 701 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 15 from previous report), with 14 applications pending approval
  • As of October 19, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,202 drilling permits for wells (increase of 42 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 315 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 2,407 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 93 from previous report)
  • As of October 18, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 188,407 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,291 from previous report)