Week of January 4, 2016

1,761 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 1 from previous report) as of January 5, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 1,028 (a decrease of 3 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 563 (no change from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 170 (an increase of 2 from previous report)

  • As of January 4, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,551 qualified households (an increase of 12 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 736 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 6 from previous report), with 19 applications pending approval
  • As of January 4, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,584 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 25 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 3,533 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 94 from previous report)
  • As of December 31, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 210,111 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 787 from previous report)