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Paden City Operators Earn Awards

By Staff | Oct 9, 2008

Joann Yoho, chief wastewater operator for Paden City, has been named Wastewater Operator of the Year by the West Virginia Rural Water Association. Nominated by association members Clay Lutz, Jeff Martin, and Calvin Hatfield, Yoho was chosen out of almost 300 other nominations.

She received a plaque in recognition of her achievement at the association’s annual meeting in September at Snowshoe Mountain. She has been a city employee since 2001.

Paden City Class II Assistant Water Operator Donald Davis has been cited by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for professionalism and consistency in adjusting fluoridation levels in the city water supply.

The federal agencies give awards to communities who have had optimally-adjusted fluoride levels for 12 consecutive months. Consistent, high-quality water fluoridation practice, as demonstrated by the City of Paden City, is a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay, improving the oral health of community residents of all ages.

The City of Paden City is proud to have Davis as a Class II Assistant Water Operator providing top quality water fluoridation for the city since he became a water operator in 2003.