A potential water shortage for Danville and surrounding communities was averted today when a broken 8-inch water line was discovered near Ridgefield Shopping Center. Engineer Luther Galloway said the break caused the city's water supply to become "dangerously low." All businesses and industries along with residents were asked to conserve water. Galloway expects the line to be repaired, but said more than 500,000 gallons of water would be lost.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for an expansion of the Danville Division of Whirlpool Corp. on Lebanon Road. The addition of 52,800 square feet will be used for the manufacture of a line of floor-care products that is being relocated here from the company's St. Paul, Minn., division. Whirlpool officials and workers, and city and county officials were on hand to hear speeches by William Agnew, division vice president, and Sam Bateman, Whirlpool executive vice president for manufacturing. The $3 million expansion will result in hiring between 200 and 300 workers.