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

Town Manager's Report
September 2006

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff cleaned and removed weeds from East & West Main Street
  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights
  • Staff repaired a few parking meters
  • Staff cold patched a number of streets around town


  • 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  being done once every other day
  • Staff replaced the pump at well #3 and well #4 this month.  Both of them went bad -- the pump at well #4 was still under warranty
  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 335,850 gpd.  We consumed an average of 306,737 gpd.
    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(12.5%).   We purchased 446,000 gals. of water from MSM this month.
    • 49.5% of this water came from wells 
    •  4.2% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's
    • 46.3% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff is preparing to de-sludge Lagoon #2 at the wastewater treatment plant
  • We received about 4.9 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.30 inches)
    • We are 1.6" short on precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from April 1 thru September 30 is 24.20" and we have received 22.60"
  • Wastewater Treatment:
    • We treated an average of 501,000 gpd (consumed 306,737 gpd) which means that 39% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"
    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on four days in the Month of September
    • We experienced no sanitary sewerage spills during the month of September 9/01  1,069,000 gal.;   9/2  1,550,000 gal.;    9/13  855,000 gal.;               9/14  1,116,000 gal.


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


  • Staff has been performing standard mowing & trimming
  • Staff re-seeded grass on the water line excavation areas in Community Park
  • The Prefabricated bathroom for Community Park is expected to be on site within the next two weeks

Meetings Attended:

  • 09/07 Meeting to arrange with a licensed contractor to have a number of leaking oil drums removed from the Scott Road Farm
  • 09/08 Meeting with the Resident Deputies to discuss some of the student housing problems
  • 09/12 Meeting with the EBPA to discuss community issues
  • 09/13 Silo Hill Road pre-construction meeting for repaving
  • 09/14 County MML joint meeting at Winchester Hall
  • 09/19 Meeting with Catoctin Land Trust to discuss land management issues
  • 09/20 South Seton Avenue Sewer & Water Rehab project progress meeting
  • 09/28 Meeting with property a property owner to review annexation requirements
  • 09/29 Meeting with engineers and planners to discuss possible development of a large tract of land East of Rte 15
  • 09/29 Meeting with Frederick Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management to finalize $55,000 grant for generator



List of prior months' Town Manager's reports