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

Town Manager's Report
October 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff cleaned East & West Main Street

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff removed the speed bumps for the winter

  • Staff repaired and replaced a number of street and stop signs

  • Staff arranged for the street strip painting of Silo Hill Road


  • As the :ale water has cooled staff has discontinued the injection of coagulant treatment at Well #3

  • The roughing filters are being backwashed twice everyday and the DE filters are  being done once every other day

  • The large 500,000 gal water storage tank was drained, inspected, cleaned and placed back on line this month

  • Optimum Controls, Inc. checked and repaired a number of the automatic control and communication systems at the water treatment plant this month

  • Delauter has completed the first phase of the water and sewer replacement project on South Seton Avenue

  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 362,765 gpd.  We consumed an average of 310,084 gpd.

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(14.5%).   We purchased 988,600 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 52.7% of this water came from wells 

    •  8.8% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 38.5% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff is de-sludgeing Lagoon #2 at the wastewater treatment plant

  • We received about 5.4 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.5 inches)

    • We have exceeded the average precipitation by 0.8" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from May 1 thru October 31 is 23.90" and we have received 24.70" for that period

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 519,000 gpd (consumed 310,084 gpd) which means that 40% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"

    • On October 27th we experienced a small sanitary sewerage spill at MH-98 of approximately 300 gals.  (we received 2.4" of rain that day)

    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on four days in the Month of October

    • 10/17  1,304,000 gal.;   10/27  1,688,000 gal.;   10/28  2,360,000 gal;       10/29    867,000 gal.


  • There will not be any trash pick-up on (Thanksgiving Day) Thursday, November 23, 2006


  • Staff has been performing standard mowing & trimming

  • Staff has winterized the bathrooms in Memorial Park

  • The Prefabricated bathroom for Community Park has been delivered and final connection is almost finished

  • Staff mulched around the playground equipment in Memorial Park

Meetings Attended:

  • 10/04 South Seton Ave water & sewer project progress meeting

  • 10/10 Catoctin Land Trust - Related to Mountain Lands

  • 10/10 Fox & Associates - Community Park Trails System

  • 10/11 Emmitsburg After-School Program Staff

  • 10/13 Land Owner - Discuss Possible Annexation

  • 10/18 South Seton Ave Water & Sewer Project Progress Meeting

  • 10/26 Frederick County Planning Dept. - Thurmont Region Comp Plan Update

  • 10/27 State Staff Driving Safety Seminar

  • 10/27 Land Owner - Discuss Possible Annexation

  • 10/31 Emmitsburg Business & Professional Association




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