Week of August 22, 2016

Red: Current Outage, Green: Interim Solution, Blue: Resolved

1,605 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 1 from previous report) as of August 22, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 628 (no change from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 659 (a decrease of 1 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 318 (an increase of 2 from previous report)

  • As of August 5, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,858 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 697 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 4 from previous report), with 15 applications pending determination
  • As of August 19, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 5,643 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 45 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 8,272 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 149 from previous report)
  • As of August 7, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 276,762 drought related food relief packages (no report this week)