Week of October 5, 2015

1,878 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 41 from previous report) as of October 6, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,373 (an increase of 11 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 419 (an increase of 24 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 86 (an increase of 6 from previous report)

  • As of October 2, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,298 qualified households (an increase of 31 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 673 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 9 from previous report), with 15 applications pending approval
  • As of October 2, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,118 drilling permits for wells (increase of 59 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 308 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 2,245 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 94 from previous report)
  • As of October 2, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 183,003 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,010 from previous report)