Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Town Manager's Report
August 2005

Prepared by David Haller 


  • Staff installed a speed bump on South Jamison Avenue
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff has been repainting yellow curbs 
  • Staff has installed 15 mph speed limit signs in Pembrook and Silo Hill
  • The Town has arranged with Allegheny Power to have new street (pole) lights installed on Armstrong and Stoner Lanes (no installation fee & a monthly fee of $15 per light)


  • Staff has again increased the flow from Rainbow Lake to 120 gpm which has reduced the draw on the wells
  • Staff has again flushed the raw water line from Rainbow Lake to the water treatment plant
  • Staff found and repaired a major water leak (about 50 gpm)
  • The high particle counts in the raw lake water caused by the high algae counts are being controlled by applying copper sulfate which seems to be helping
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 424,780 gpd.  We consumed an average of 379,293 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(10.7%).   We purchased 555,290 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 55.0% of this water came from wells 
    • 04.5% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 40.5% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We didn't have any raw sewerage spills in the month of August
  • Staff has been performing general / seasonal maintenance at the wastewater treatment plan
  • The "overland flow" treatment system is in use and working well and the irrigation system is running 
  • We received about 3.5 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 365,000 (consumed 379,293 gpd) which means that 0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on 0 days in the month of August 

         8/16  861,000 gal.    


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


  • Staff is performing standard maintenance - on all playground equipment, ballfields  and mowing and trimming
  • Staff has been working on the swimming pool - installing new table umbrellas and repairing lights

Meetings Attended:

  • With Frederick County Parks & Rec. related to our after school program
  • The bid opening for the Brookfield water pressure reduction valve project
  • With the contractor related to the completion of the public improvement work at Southgate
  • With staff to review and calculate the remaining improvement guarantees for Southgate

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports