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

Town Manager's Report
March 2014

Prepared by David Haller




         Staff repaired the stop sign at Pembrook Ct. & Brookfield Dr.

         Staff plowed and salted a number of streets.

         Staff repaired some bridge markers on Creamery Rd. at the entrance to Northgate.

         Repaired fire hydrant #84 at the Silo Hill Parkway carwash.


         Rainbow Lake is at the spillway level. 

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

         Our wells are down an average of 2.8 feet from May 2011 levels. 

         Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 311,037 GPD.  We consumed an average of 288,775 GPD.


 The difference is "Backwash Water" ... (7.2%). We purchased 481,320 gallons of water from MSM this month.

o    48.3% of this water came from wells. 

o      5.0% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's.

o    56.7% of this water came from Rainbow Lake. 


         The overland flow treatment system is shut-down for the season.

         We received about 3.7 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.0 inches).  

o    We have a precipitation SURPLUS of 11.2" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from October 1 thru March 31 is 21.2".  We have received 32.4" for that period.

         Wastewater Treatment:


o   We treated an average of 470,000 GPD (consumed 388,775 GPD) which means that 38.5% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water". 

o   We had no spills of untreated sewerage in the month of March.

o   We exceeded the plantís design capacity on three days in the                 month of March.

03/29   1,729,000 GPD        03/30  2,876,000 GPD    03/31 1,194,000 GPD


Trash:  Trash pickup will remain Mondays for the remainder of the month of April.


         Staff turned on the water and opened the rest rooms in the parks.

         Staff has performed all standard checks in the parks.

I Recently Attended the Following Meetings: 

         03/11 Met with John Clapp Ord. preparation

         03/11 Gym scheduling meeting

         03/12 Drug Seminar

         03/13 MML Meeting

         03/17 Met with Standard Solar Staff

         03/17 Met with the Mayor to review the agenda

         03/20 Met with FEMA related to new water line

         03/28 Staff reviews

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports