Week of February 22, 2016

1,679 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 10 from previous report) as of February 22, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 875 (a decrease of 13 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 589 (an increase of 2 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 215 (an increase of 1 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 737 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 6 from previous report), with 13 applications pending approval
  • As of February 17, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,760 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 18 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 4,286 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 87 from previous report)
  • As of February 21, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 226,395 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,055 from previous report)