Week of October 26, 2015

1,978 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 25 from previous report) as of October 27, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,419 (an increase of 6 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 465 (an increase of 17 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 94 (an increase of 1 from previous report)

  • As of October 23, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,382 qualified households (an increase of 28 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 707 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 6 from previous report), with 12 applications pending approval
  • As of October 23, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,235 drilling permits for wells (increase of 33 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 317 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 2 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 2,477 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 70 from previous report)
  • As of October 25, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 190,633 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,226 from previous report)