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

Town Manager's Report
July 2005

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff cleaned East & West Main Street
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff has been repainting yellow curbs in Flat Run


  • Staff has increase the flow from Rainbow Lake to 11 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
  • The construction work related to the connection of Well #4 is coming along well and we are now waiting for the electrical inspection
  • The high particle counts in the raw lake water caused by the high algae counts are becoming a problem again at the water treatment plant. We have made some plant operational modifications which appear to helping
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 411,32 gpd.  We consumed an average of 381,862 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(7.2%).   We purchased 541,140 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 58.1% of this water came from wells (down from 60.0%)
    • 04.3% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 37.6% of this water came from Rainbow Lake (up from 31.8%)


  • We had a raw sewerage spill on July 8, 2005 of approximately 14,000 gals. at manhole S-15
  • Staff has been performing general / seasonal maintenance at the wastewater treatment plan
  • The overland flow treatment system is in use and is working well and the irrigation
  • The "overland flow" treatment system is in use and working well and the irrigation system is running 
  • We received about 7.0 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 583,000 (consumed 411,323 gpd) which means that 29% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on 4 days in the month of July 

         7/07  1,531,000 gal.       7/8   1,955,000 gal.        7/16  887,000 gal.

         7/17     853.000 gal.



  • Trash pickup days will be Monday & Thursday for the month of August


  • Staff is performing standard maintenance - on all playground equipment, ballfields  and mowing and trimming
  • Staff has been working on the swimming pool - installing non-skid floor applications in the bathrooms

Meetings Attended:

  • To discuss and review the rehab of St. Joseph's Church
  • The reconstruction of Frailey Rd. - From Main St. to intersection of Mt. View Rd.
  • Two meetings with Frederick Co. engineering and department of public works related to the civil design for the re-construction of the Town's sanitary sewer main East of Rte. 15
  • To review and discuss possible sports field development and use thereof
  • Progress meetings related to the sanitary sewer rehab projects, Flat Run and South Seton Avenue
  • To review the future paving of DePaul St. from Federal Ave. to N. Seton Ave.
  • The State of Maryland to investigate existing grant and loan programs the Town may want to participate in or utilize

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports