Week of January 18, 2016

1,720 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 4 from previous report) as of January 19, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 958 (a decrease of 12 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 573 (an increase of 6 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 189 (an increase of 2 from previous report)

  • As of January 15, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,551 qualified households (no change from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 740 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 2 from previous report), with 12 applications pending approval
  • As of January 15, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,627 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 14 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 report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 3,766 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 112 from previous report)
  • As of January 17, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 215,478 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 3,304 from previous report)