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

Town Manager's Report
March 2005

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff has installed and repaired a number of street signs
  • Staff has cleared East and West Main Streets
  • Staff has performed repairs to the street lights on East & West Main Street
  • Staff performed a few cold patch paving repairs around Town


  • The new media in the roughing filters continues to function very well and is increasing the capacity of the DE filters.  We are now getting seven (7) day runs on the DE filters.  This improved operation has greatly reduced our backwash water requirements.  These improved operational conditions continued again this month.
  • Mid-Atlantic Storage, Inc. has completed the repair of the small water storage tank by replacing a panel. We are starting to refill that tank and will be testing it very soon. 
  • We received four (4) bids on the well #4 connection project.  Staff will be suggesting a bid for your approval very soon.  We hope to have this well on line within the next 3-6 months.  This well will add approximately 160 residential water taps or 40,000 gpd of capacity to the system.
  • Work is proceeding well and on schedule for the Mt. View Rd. waterline rehab. project.  The contractor should be completing yard cleanup paving over the next few weeks.
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 240,487 gpd.  We consumed an average of 324,344 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(4.7%).  Due to the rehab of the 500,000 gal. storage tank.  We purchased 446,160 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 49.0% of this water came from wells
    • 04.5% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 46.5% of this water came from Rainbow Lake


  • We experienced two (2) spills of raw sewerage this month. 3/23 estimated at 50,700 gals. and 3/28 estimated at 54,000 gals.
  • Staff has been performing general/seasonal maintenance at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Staff has repaired the generator at the pumping station
  • We received about 5.5 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 723,000 gpd (consumed 324,344 gpd) which means that 55% of the wastewater treated this month was "Wild Water"
    • We did exceed the plants design capacity on 5 days in the month of March; 
      • 3/23 - 2,881,000 gal.    3/24 - 1,275,000 gal.   3/25 - 847,000 gal.
      • 3/27 - 1,255,000 gal.    3/28 - 2,591,000 gal.


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


  • Staff is preparing to begin Spring start-up maintenance - checking all play ground equipment and ballfield prep.

Meetings Attended:

  • To discuss possible new commercial office site
  • To review and discuss site plan for proposed medical offices
  • MDE related to the civil design for the reconstruction of the Town's sanitary sewer main east of Rte. 15
  • Bid opening Well #4 connection project
  • Progress meetings related to the Mt. View Rd. waterline rehab and the sanitary sewer rehab projects

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports