Week of April 11, 2016

1,455 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 3 from previous report) as of April 11, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 595 (an increase of 5 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 611 (no change from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 249 (a decrease of 2 from previous report)

  • As of April 8, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,649 qualified households (an increase of 22 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 730 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 5 from previous report), with 10 applications pending approval
  • As of April 8, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,948 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 20 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 330 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 5,327 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 137 from previous report)
  • As of April 10, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 242,299 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,453 from previous report)