Week of March 14, 2016

1,503 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 42 from previous report) as of March 14, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 653 (a decrease of 56 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 603 (an increase of 9 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 247 (an increase of 5 from previous report)

  • As of March 11, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,604 qualified households (a decrease of 3 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 741 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 6 from previous report), with 15 applications pending approval
  • As of March 4, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,823 drilling permits for wells (no report this week) 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 4,741 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 146 from previous report)
  • As of March 13, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 233,690 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,978 from previous report)