Week of February 27, 2017

1,594 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 2 from previous report) as of February 28, 2017
Current Active Well Failures: 206 (a decrease of 18 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 583 (a decrease of 7 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 805 (an increase of 23 from previous report)

  • As of February 24, 2017, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,770 qualified households (a decrease of 49 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 662 clientele that have been affected by the drought (no change from previous week), with 6 applications pending determination
  • As of February 24, 2017, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 6,263 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 12 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 573 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 11,672 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 120 from previous report)
  • As of December 11, 2016, FoodLink has distributed 316,328 drought related food relief packages (no report this week)