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Water Clear, Bailes praised

By Staff | Feb 2, 2017

Good morning Tyler County.

Paden City’s water problems have been corrected, Mayor Joel Davis said.

A boil order advisory was issued Wednesday morning in the city has been lifted. Davis said the city’s water system was experiencing computer problems, which caused too much chlorine to get into the water.

Davis said the problem with the water has been fixed and chlorine levels are testing normal.

PCHS Principal Jay Salva said bottled water has been brought into the schools, so classes are not canceled.

Davis gave praise to the city’s water department.

“A big thank you to our water department for fixing the computer system at the water plant and getting everything back online in a timely manner,” he said. “The water is testing within normal limits, however, the boil order is still in effect per state regulations.”

In other news, Davis praised PCPD Patrolman Raphe Bailes for saving a man’s life on Saturday morning after being stabbed in the chest. Bailes joined the city’s police force last year and has experience with Wetzel County’s EMS and service as a firefighter with the Shirley and Middlebourne volunteer fire departments.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Officer Raphe Bailes for his heroic actions Saturday,” Davis said. “Officer Bailes was the first on the scene of the stabbing within a minute of the call coming in. Due to various circumstances Officer Bailes was on scene for over 10 minutes before back up arrived. The victim is alive today because of his swift actions and level head. I also want to thank all area law enforcement and emergency personal who greatly helped PCPD throughout the whole situation.”