Week of February 29, 2016

1,672 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 7 from previous report) as of February 29, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 851 (a decrease of 24 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 591 (an increase of 2 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 230 (an increase of 15 from previous report)

  • As of February 26, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,612 qualified households (an increase of 5 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 734 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 3 from previous report), with 10 applications pending approval
  • As of February 26, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,795 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 35 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 4,418 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 132 from previous report)
  • As of February 29, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 229,194 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,799 from previous report)