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

Town Manager's Report
August 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff painted the center line in Silo Hill Parkway
  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff repaired the speed bumps on West North Avenue and Chesapeake Avenue
  • Staff installed street address signs at the pumping station and the wastewater treatment plant


  • Staff is continuing to inject coagulant treatment into the raw water line from Rainbow Lake at Well #3 in an effort to improve the performance of the roughing filters.
  • The roughing filters are being backwashed twice everyday and the DE filters are also being done two or three times everyday
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 383,686 gpd.  We consumed an average of 349,303 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(9.0%).   We purchased 388,900 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 60.8% of this water came from wells 
    •  3.3% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 35.9% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff replaced the solenoid and batteries in the sludge truck.  They also dewatered Lagoon No. 2 in preparation for de-sludging
  • We received about 1.7 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.60 inches)
    • We are 5.6" short on precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from March 1 thru August 31 is 23.80" and we have received 18.2"
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treated an average of 290,000 gpd (consumed 349,303 gpd) which means that 0.0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We did not exceeded the plant's design capacity on any days in the Month of July


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


  • Staff has been performing standard mowing & trimming
  • Staff re-mulched the playground equipment in Memorial and Community Parks
  • Staff performed weed killing at ballfields
  • Staff installed a new water line in Community Park to serve the new (under construction) bathrooms

Meetings Attended:

  • 08/15 South Seton Ave - water & sewer rehab project
  • 08/28 South Seton Ave - water & sewer rehab project
  • 08/28 Chris Jakubiak & Mt. St. Mary's to discuss comp plan
  • 08/30 Mayor Hoover & Don Briggs to discuss site parking
  • 08/30 Mayor Hoover & Seton Center to discuss water service
  • 08/31  Frederick County P&Z to discuss dog problem in Pembrook
  • 08/31 With engineers for new ambulance company bldg. to discuss water & sewer connection design problem      
  • 09/05 BOCC related to review fees and county transportation plan



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