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Week of December 5, 2016

1,585 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 34 from previous report) as of December 5, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 469 (a decrease of 111 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 717 (an increase of 45 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 399 (an increase of 32 from previous report)

  • As of November 18, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,944 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 682 clientele that have been affected by the drought (no change from previous report), with 11 applications pending determination
  • As of December 2, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 6,018 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 18 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 432 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 10 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 10,330 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 261 from previous report)
  • As of December 4, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 313,674 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,216 from previous report)