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

Town Manager's Report
June 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff cleaned East and West Main Street
  • Staff has cleaned and painted a number of the street lights
  • Staff installed a speed-bump on West North Avenue
  • Staff installed the American Flags on every street light pole on Main Street


  • Staff has flushed the raw line from Rainbow Lake to the water treatment plant
  • The roughing filters are being backwashed everyday and the DE filters are also being done everyday.  This increased backwashing is due to the recent heavy rains
  • Staff is preparing to add new and/or additional media to the roughing filters.  This is due to standard lose from the backwash process
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 337,321 gpd.  We consumed an average of 330,988 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(9.8%).   We purchased 447,500 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 56.3% of this water came from wells 
    •  4.4% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 39.3% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • We had one raw sewerage spill in the Month of June @ MH 98(in the Emmit Gardens Park) on June 25th 10,800 gal. We received 2.5" of rain that day.  However, we would not have spilled if we would not have had a problem with the variable frequency pump drives, which had only been installed a few days earlier as part of the on going sanitary sewer system upgrade.  Those drives have now been re-adjusted and should now be able to handle loads of that size.  The pump station and the sanitary sewer treatment plan processed 1,979,000 gals. that day.  Two days later (with the variable frequency drives re-adjusted) the pump station and treatment plant processed 2,868,000 gals. without any spillage.
  • We received about 7.8 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.35 inches)
    • We are 0.35" short on precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from January 1 thru June 30 is 23.25" and we have received 22.90"
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treated an average of 585,000 gpd (consumed 330,988 gpd) which means that 43.4% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity four days in the month of June       6/25 ... 1,979,000 gpd    6/26 ... 1,872,000 gpd   6/27 ... 2,868,000 gpd     6/28 ... 1.875,000 gpd


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


  • Staff has been performing standard mowing & trimming
  • Staff painted and installed a new toilet in the girls softball field bathroom
  • Staff has installed a new net at the volleyball court in Community Park
  • Staff has cleaned all of the bathrooms and pavilions in Memorial Park

Meetings Attended:

  • 06/07 Reaver proposed annexation
  • 06/08 Frederick News Post related to Beaver article
  • 06/15 South Seton Avenue Water & Sanitary Sewer project planning meeting
  • 06/15 Creamery Rd. Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project Management meeting
  • 06/20 Creamery Rd. Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project Management meeting
  • 06/20 Sanitary Sewerage Treatment Plant proposed Upgrade to meet new state release standards
  • 06/28 Meeting with Frederick County Emergency Management Staff
  • 06/29 Met with SHA related to the Silo Hill Rd/MD RTE 140 intersection and traffic control at the site
  • 06/30 Met with accountant/auditor



List of prior months' Town Manager's reports