Week of March 20, 2017

1,612 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (a decrease of 8 from previous report) as of March 20, 2017
Current Active Well Failures: 128 (a decrease of 21 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 551 (a decrease of 3 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 933 (an increase of 16 from previous report)

  • As of March 17, 2017, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,639 qualified households (a decrease of 20 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 653 clientele that have been affected by the drought (a decrease of 4 from previous report), with 7 applications pending determination
  • As of March 17, 2017, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 6,329 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 18 from previous report) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 596 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (an increase of 8 from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 11,989 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 114 from previous report)
  • As of March 19, 2017, FoodLink has distributed 345,057 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 2,720 from previous report)