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

Town Manager's Report
January 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff took down Christmas decorations
  • Staff repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff installed a number of street signs


  • Staff is having difficulties operating the water treatment plant, those difficulties are related to the treatment of the lake water and the limited detention time the chemicals have to act
  • The roughing filters are being backwashed everyday
  • Staff has performed some repairs to the Well #3 access road
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 327,807 gpd.  We consumed an average of 308,160 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(6%).   We purchased 623,000 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 49.0% of this water came from wells 
    •  6.1% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 44.9% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had two raw sewerage spills in the Month of January
  • Jan. 2 & 3 - 23,500 gals.,   Jan 18 - 10,800 gals.
  • We received about 4.9 inches of precipitation this month
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treat an average of 680,000 gpd (consumed 308,160 gpd) which means that 55% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded  the plant's design capacity on 5 days in the month of January
    • 01/02-1,041,000 gals., 01/03-1,282,000 gals.
    • 01/18-2,092,000 gals., 01/19-840,000 gals., 01/23-897,000 gals.


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


  • Staff has been preparing equipment for the Spring
  • Staff discovered graffiti (vandalism) all over the Community Park pavilion (floor, roof, grills & picnic tables)

Meetings Attended:

  • 01/18 To discuss improvements to the Jubilee Foods site
  • 01/26 To review and discuss the completion of the Southgate Development's site improvements
  • 01/27 To review the number of taps required for the rehab of the Fire Company's Building
  • 02/02  To discuss ball field maintenance with the Little League
  • 02/07 & 02/08  To discuss Planner Consultant Services

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports