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

 Town Manager's Report

 February 2010

Prepared by David Haller


·         Staff performed a few “cold mix” street repairs. 

·         Staff and contractors plowed snow and staff treated streets and alleys.



·         Rainbow Lake remains at the spillway level. 

·         The roughing filters are being backwashed twice per day and the DE filters are being done once per week.

·         The Provincial House has repaired one of their 6” water mains.

·         Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 333,589 gpd.  We consumed an average of 300,300 gpd.


 The difference is "Backwash Water" ... (9.9%). We purchased 341,950 gallons of

 water from MSM this month.

      o    45.8% of this water came from wells. 

o      3.4% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's.

o    50.8% of this water came from Rainbow Lake. 



·         The overland and flow treatment system remains shut down for the season.

·         Staff has replaced the primary control in the heating system at the WWTP.

·         We received about 6.1 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.0 inches).

  o    We have a precipitation surplus of 9.2" over the last six months.  The average

     precipitation for the period from September 1 thru February 28 is 21.3".  We

     have received 30.5" for that period.

·         Wastewater Treatment:

  o    We treated an average of 619,000 gpd (consumed 300,300 gpd) which means

     that 51.5% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water". 

  o    We experienced no spills of untreated sewerage during the month of


  o    We exceeded the plant's design capacity on seven (7) days during the month

     of February:

     2/21       845,000 gpd      2/24    1,257,000 gpd      2/28    938,000 gpd

               2/22       897,000 gpd      2/25    1,127,000 gpd                              

               2/23    1,169,000 gpd       2/26      820,000 gpd



·         Trash pickup will remain Mondays for the remainder of Month of March, weather permitting.



·         Staff performed the monthly maintenance inspections.


Meetings Attended:

·         02/04  Lincoln Avenue Project Progress Meeting

·         02/17  Community Park Trails Planning Meeting                  

·         02/17  Lincoln Avenue Project Progress Meeting 

·         02/18  Mayor’s Staff Meeting

·         02/18  Frederick Co. Plumbing Advisory Board Meeting

·         02/24  MSS Fire Hydrant Repair Planning Meeting


list of prior months' Town Manager's reports