Week of February 8, 2016

1,690 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 20 from previous report) as of February 9, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 895 (a decrease of 32 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 586 (an increase of 7 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 209 (an increase of 5 from previous report)

  • As of February 8, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,607 qualified households (an increase of 35 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 739 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 2 from previous report), with 42 applications pending approval
  • As of February 5, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,719 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 28 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 4,060 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 103 from previous report)
  • As of February 7, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 221,527 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,830 from previous report)