Town of Emmitsburg
PO Box 990
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Town Manager's Report
December 2005

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff installed Christmas decorations
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff plowed snow and treated streets
  • Staff has installed snow flags on fire hydrants


  • Staff is having difficulties operating the water treatment plant, those difficulties are related to the treatment of the lake water and the limited detention time the chemicals have to act
  • Pursuant to a citizen comment at a recent Town meeting staff has reviewed the matter and the backflow preventer in Commissioner Elder's Car Wash was inspected in August 2005 and is in compliance
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 318,183 gpd.  We consumed an average of 308,267 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(3.1).   We purchased 1,067,310 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 59.0% of this water came from wells 
    • 10.8 of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 30.2% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had no raw sewerage spills in the Month of December
  • We received about 2.1 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 581,000 gpd (consumed 308,267 gpd) which means that 47% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded  the plant's design capacity on 5 days in the month of December
    • 12/15-966,000 gals., 12/16-1,368,000 gals.
    • 12/17-807,000 gals., 12/25-880,000 gals., 12/26-859,000 gals.


  • Trash pickup days will remain Monday & Thursday for the month of January


  • Staff has been preparing equipment for the Spring
  • Staff has been making regular vandalism checks

Meetings Attended:

  • 12/08 MML Legislative Meeting
  • 12/20 Emmitsburg Planning Commission related to a proposed annexation
  • 12/28 With State staff related to a CDBG grant to repair the Town's 14" sewer force main

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports