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Week of March 6, 2017

1,624 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (an increase of 30 from previous report) as of March 6, 2017
Current Active Well Failures: 166 (a decrease of 40 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 587 (an increase of 4 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 871 (an increase of 66 from previous report)

  • As of March 3, 2017, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 1,706 qualified households (a decrease of 64 from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 662 clientele that have been affected by the drought (no report this week)
  • As of March 3, 2017, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 6,291 drilling permits for wells (an increase of 28 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 (no report this week)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 11,766 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (an increase of 94 from previous report)
  • As of March 5, 2017, FoodLink has distributed 339,594 drought related food relief packages (an increase of 23,266 from previous report)