Week of September 14, 2015

1,764 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 45 from previous report) as of September 14, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,331 (an increase of 22 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 363 (an increase of 22 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 70 (an increase of 1 from previous report)

  • As of September 11, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,215 qualified households (an increase of 38 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 644 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 13 from previous report), with 25 applications pending approval
  • As of September 11, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,935 drilling permits for wells (increase of 30 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 304 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 1,988 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 88 from previous report)
  • As of September 14, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 175,533 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,139 from previous report)