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

Town Manager's Report
June 2005

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff cleaned street light globes on East and West Main Streets
  • Staff repaired a number of street signs
  • Staff closed School Lane for repairs
  • Staff has been repainting a number of yellow curbs


  • Staff has applied copper sulfate to Rainbow Lake to help control the algae
  • Staff has 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 may be completed in the next 60 days
  • 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 are making some plant operational modifications to try to offset some of these difficulties
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 406,372 gpd.  We consumed an average of 373,260 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(8.1%).   We purchased 489,210 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 63.9% of this water came from wells (up from 60.0%)
    • 04.3% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 31.8% of this water came from Rainbow Lake (down from 35.7%)


  • We did not have any raw sewerage spills this month
  • Staff has been performing general/seasonal maintenance at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • The "overland flow" treatment system is in use and working well and the irrigation system is running
  • We received about 1.4 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 341,000 gpd (consumed 337,260 gpd) which means that none of the wastewater treated this month was "Wild Water"
    • We did not exceed the plants design capacity on any days in the month of June; 


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


  • Staff is performing standard spring maintenance - checking all playground equipment, ballfield prep and mowing and trimming
  • Staff has been working on the swimming pool
  • Staff has repaired a water leak near the concession stand in Memorial Park

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.
  • MDE related to the civil design for the reconstruction of the Town's sanitary sewer main east of Rte. 15
  • To review and discuss the installation of the water pressure control valve vault to be located in the Brookfield Development
  • Progress meetings related to the Mt. View Rd. waterline rehab and the sanitary sewer rehab projects
  • 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