Week of April 4, 2016

1,452 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 17 from previous report) as of April 5, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 590 (a decrease of 19 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 611 (an increase of 2 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 251 (no change from previous report)

  • As of April 1, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,631 qualified households (an increase of 27 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 735 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 1 from previous report), with 9 applications pending approval
  • As of April 1, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,928 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 35 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 5,190 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 152 from previous report)
  • As of March 31, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 239,846 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,110 from previous report)