Wars have been fought and kingdoms lost over water and water rights. Although the world is mostly made up of water, millions of people do not have a source for clean, usable water. That's not the case in Danville.
Sometime in the mid 1920s, the leaders of this community recognized the system of wells and creeks was not sufficient and constructed a water purification system using Herrington Lake.
Herrington Lake, as many know, was constructed to produce hydroelectricity and was the answer to the problem of a clean water supply to the communities near the lake.
The old-timers say the water was almost clean enough to drink directly from of the lake. That is not true today. Years of dumping waste by the public, farms and factories make it more difficult than ever to produce the quality of water the public demands.