Week of September 21, 2015

1,805 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 41 from previous report) as of September 22, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,340 (an increase of 9 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 385 (an increase of 22 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 80 (an increase of 10 from previous report)

  • As of September 21, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,242 qualified households (an increase of 27 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 653 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 9 from previous report), with 16 applications pending approval
  • As of September 21, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,010 drilling permits for wells (increase of 75 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 305 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 2,075 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 87 from previous report)
  • As of September 22, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 177,820 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,287 from previous report)