Week of February 15, 2016

1,689 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 1 from previous report) as of February 17, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 888 (a decrease of 7 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 587 (an increase of 1 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 214 (an increase of 5 from previous report)

  • As of February 8, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,607 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 743 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 4 from previous report), with 15 applications pending approval
  • As of February 12, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,742 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 23 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 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 4,199 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 109 from previous report)
  • As of February 16, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 224,340 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,813 from previous report)