Week of March 28, 2016

1,469 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 19 from previous report) as of March 28, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 609 (a decrease of 24 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 609 (an increase of 2 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 251 (an increase of 3 from previous report)

  • As of March 25, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,627 qualified households (an increase of 23 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 2 from previous report), with 8 applications pending approval
  • As of March 18, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 4,878 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 5,038 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 156 from previous report)
  • As of March 27, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 238,736 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,458 from previous report)