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

Town Manager's Report
November 2005

Prepared by David Haller 


  • Staff cut pine for Christmas decorations
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff Installed Christmas decorations on the square and Main Street
  • Staff has installed a number of new snow emergency route signs


  • Well #4 has been placed in product at 17 gpm or 24,500 gpd - which equals 98 residential taps
  • Staff has again flushed the raw water line from Rainbow Lake to the water treatment plant
  • Staff has opened and inspected the roughing filters and found minor cracking in the media.  All 3 roughing filters have been air lanced, backwashed and returned to service
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 357,404 gpd.  We consumed an average of 315,220 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(12.0%).   We purchased 1,170,390 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 45.3% of this water came from wells 
    • 10.9% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 43.8% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had two raw sewerage spills in the Month of November
  • Staff has removed the baffle in Lagoon four
  • The "overland flow" treatment system has been shut down for the winter season
  • We received about 3.6 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 457,000 gpd (consumed 315,220 gpd) which means that 31% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded  the plant's design capacity on 2 days in the month of November
    • 11/29-1,997,000 gals., 11/30-1,445,000 gals.
    • 10/24-990,000 gals., 10/25-2,014,000  gals., 10/26-965,000 gals.


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


  • Staff did perform standard mowing & trimming
  • Staff repaired the picnic table in Silo Hill Park
  • Staff removed grass & salted some ballfield in-fields

Meetings Attended:

  • 11/02 with MDE related to consent order
  • 11/15 Board of Education workshop - community leader input related to future school directives
  • 11/17 To review the FY-2005 Town audit
  • 11/22 with Fox & Associates related to the Waybright/Reaver proposed annexation

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports