Week of September 28, 2015

1,837 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 32 from previous report) as of September 28, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,362 (an increase of 22 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 395 (an increase of 10 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 80 (no change from previous report)

  • As of September 25, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,267 qualified households (an increase of 25 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 664 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 11 from previous report), with 17 applications pending approval
  • As of September 28, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,059 drilling permits for wells (increase of 49 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 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 2,151 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 76 from previous report)
  • As of September 27, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 180,993 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,173 from previous report)