Week of May 16, 2016

Red: Current Outage, Green: Interim Solution, Blue: Resolved

1,469 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 4 from previous report) as of May 16, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 579 (a decrease of 7 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 619 (an increase of 6 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 271 (an increase of 5 from previous report)

  • As of May 13, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,707 qualified households (an increase of 11 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 723 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 2 from previous report), with 10 applications pending approval
  • As of May 13, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 5,107 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 29 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 6,012 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 146 from previous report)
  • As of May 15, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 253,324 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,138 from previous report)