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Week of January 25, 2016

1,717 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 3 from previous report) as of January 26, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 940 (a decrease of 18 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 576 (an increase of 3 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 201 (an increase of 12 from previous report)

  • As of January 22, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,573 qualified households (an increase of 22 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 739 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 1 from previous report), with 11 applications pending approval
  • As of January 22, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,655 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 3,891 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 125 from previous report)
  • As of January 24, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 217,320 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 1,842 from previous report)