Week of September 7, 2015

1,719 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 24 from previous report) as of September 8, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,309 (an increase of 1 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 341 (an increase of 21 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 69 (an increase of 2 from previous report)

  • As of September 4, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,177 qualified households (an increase of 13 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 631 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 16 from previous report), with 16 applications pending approval
  • As of September 4, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,905 drilling permits for wells (increase of 53 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 301 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 1,900 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (increase of 79 from previous report)
  • As of September 6, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 173,394 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,269 from previous report)