Week of February 1, 2016

1,710 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 7 from previous report) as of February 1, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 927 (a decrease of 13 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 579 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 204 (an increase of 3 from previous report)

  • As of January 29, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,572 qualified households (a decrease of 1 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 737 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 2 from previous report), with 12 applications pending approval
  • As of January 29, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,691 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 36 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 327 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 3,987 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 96 from previous report)
  • As of January 31, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 219,697 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,377 from previous report)