Week of October 31, 2016

1,644 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (no change from previous report) as of October 31, 2016
Current Active Well Failures: 623 (an increase of 1 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 672 (a decrease of 2 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 349 (an increase of 1 from previous report)

  • As of September 23, 2016, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,945 qualified households (no report this week)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 692 clientele that have been affected by the drought (no change from previous week), with 23 applications pending determination
  • As of October 28, 2016, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 5,919 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 33 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 376 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 28 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 9,611 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 130 from previous report)
  • As of October 30, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 302,723 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,073 from previous report)