Week of March 21, 2016

1,488 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 15 from previous report) as of March 21, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 633 (a decrease of 20 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 607 (an increase of 4 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 248 (an increase of 1 from previous report)

  • As of March 11, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,604 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 734 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 7 from previous report), with 22 applications pending approval
  • As of March 18, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,878 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 55 from previous report) 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 4,882 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 141 from previous report)
  • As of March 20, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 236,278 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,588 from previous report)