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Week of February 20, 2017

1,596 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 11 from previous report) as of February 17, 2017
Current Active Well Failures: 224 (a decrease of 34 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 590 (a decrease of 20 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 782 (an increase of 65 from previous report)

  • As of February 17, 2017, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,819 qualified households (a decrease of 33 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 662 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 6 from previous week), with 7 applications pending determination
  • As of February 17, 2017, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 6,251 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 20 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 563 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 10 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 11,552 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 117 from previous report)
  • As of December 11, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 316,328 drought related food relief packages (no report this week)