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

Town Manager's Report
October 2005

Prepared by David Haller 


  • Staff removed Fallen Firefighters signs and banners
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff cleaned East & West Main Street
  • Staff has installed new stop signs on West Lincoln Avenue


  • Staff has received final approval from MDE for Well #4 and has placed that well on line
  • Staff has again flushed the raw water line from Rainbow Lake to the water treatment plant
  • Staff found and repaired a large water leak in South Seton Avenue
  • Staff applied Copper Sulfate to Rainbow Lake
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 395,466 gpd.  We consumed an average of 367,685 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(7.0%).   We purchased 1,335,650 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 40.6% of this water came from wells 
    • 11.3% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 48.1% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had two raw sewerage spills in the Month of October, 10/7 & 8 and 10/25 & 26 (total spill 9,000 gals.)
  • Staffhas completed aerator maintenance on all Lagoons
  • The "overland flow" treatment system is in use and is working well
  • We received about 8.1 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 681,000 gpd (consumed 367,685 gpd) which means that 46% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded  the plant's design capacity on 6 days in the month of October
    • 10/07-2,291,000 gals., 10/8-2,078,000 gals., 10/9-862,000 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 November
  • **Exception:  Thursday, Nov. 24th NO PICK-UP


  • Staff did perform standard mowing & trimming
  • Staff power washed graffiti off of Memorial Park Restroom bldg.
  • Staff winterized Memorial Park restrooms
  • Staff removed grass & salted some ballfield in-fields

Meetings Attended:

  • Governor's Housing Seminar
  • With P&Z Dept. to review procedures
  • With contractor of Emmitsburg Glass project to review and discuss water connection specifications
  • Review Southgate development status with developer
  • With MDE related to Consent Order
  • Board of Education Workshop-Community leader input related to future school directives

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports