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

Town Manager's Report
February 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff "coal patched" a few streets
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff installed and repaired a number of street signs


  • We have experienced some generator problems at the water treatment plant.  The transfer switching system has been malfunctioning and staff has arranged for repairs
  • The roughing filters are being backwashed everyday
  • We have upgraded the computer data storage capacity on the operational monitoring computers at the water treatment plant
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 336,174 gpd.  We consumed an average of 322,113 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(4.2%).   We purchased 383,500 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 47.7% of this water came from wells 
    •  4.1% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 48.2% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had two raw sewerage spills in the Month of February
  • Feb 3 - 6,000 gals.,   Feb. 4 - 7,750 gals.
  • We received about 3.1 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 587,000 gpd (consumed 322,113 gpd) which means that 45% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded  the plant's design capacity on 4 days in the month of February
    • 02/02-925,000 gals., 02/03-1,464,000 gals.
    • 02/04-2,184,000 gals., 02/05-1,218,000 gals.


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


  • Staff has removed the jungle gyms in Memorial Park for safety reasons
  • Staff made a number of general repairs in preparation for the Spring season

Meetings Attended:

  • 02/21 With the owners of the Jubilee store to discuss site improvements including the relocation of the existing site entrance
  • 02/22 With the District #7 SHA engineer to discuss a number of traffic issues
  • 03/14 With Fox & Associates Engineers to discuss the South Seton Avenue water & sewer rehab. project and the Community Park bathrooms project

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports