Emmitsburg Town Managers Report April 2007 Commentary

May 26, 2007 at 3:54 pm | Posted in Emmitsburg, Laying it the line ;-), water line | Leave a comment

NOTE: Comments and questions are in italics.

Town Manager’s Report
April 2007

Prepared by David Haller


Staff repaired a number of street and stop signs

Staff has repaired a number of street lights

Staff installed a new bulletin board at 22 East Main Street

Staff cleaned East and West Main Street

Staff cold patched a few streets and pot holes

The Manager should elaborate where these actions were taken or what was accomplished.


The meters at the water treatment plant were calibrated and they checked-out fine and were accurate. Where is the data to support this? Where is the report and who did it and how much did it cost?

The roughing filters are now being backwashed twice everyday and the DE filters are being done once every week What is being done to reduce the amount of backwash water wasted?

The 500,000 gal. water storage tank was just inspected and is in good shape

Water production and consumption. We produced and purchased an average of 297,806 gpd. We consumed an average of 277,392 gpd.

The difference is “Backwash Water” …(6.9%). We purchased 38,000 gals. of water from MSM this month.

47.27 of this water came from wells

0.425% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary’s

52.303% of this water came from Rainbow Lake

Does well water get filtered by the DE filters? If no; then only 150,000 gallons are causing the waste of 20,000 gallons per day for backwash. Or about 12 per cent of all water produced is wasted on backwash.


The flow meters at the pumping station and the wastewater treatment plant have been calibrated. Who says and where is the report.

We received about 3.8 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.8 inches)

We have exceeded the average precipitation by 3.5″ over the last six months. The average precipitation for the period from November 1 thru April 30 is 21.5″ and we have received 25.0″ for that period

Wastewater Treatment:

We treated an average of 544,000 gpd (consumed 277,392 gpd) which means that 49.0% of the wastewater treated this month was “wild water”
Not true; all 277,000 gallons does not go to the sewer plant due to water leakage of 20%

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

We exceeded the plant’s design capacity on three days in the Month of April

04/14 934,000 gal.; 04/15 3,289,000 gal.; 04/16 1,053,000 gal;


Trash pickup will remain Monday and Thursday for the Month of May, 2007, with the exception of Monday, May 28, 2007


Staff worked on the ball fields in Community Park

Staff made standard checks of all parks —trash cans, bathrooms, etc.

Staff worked on the horseshoe pits in all parks

Staff did some painting on the pavilion in Community Park

Meetings Attended:

04/04 Budget meeting with the Mayor

04/05 South Seton Ave. project progress meeting

04/16 Staff Budget meeting

04/16 Meeting with MSM staff to answer some planning issues

04/20 FY2008 Budget meeting

04/23 Meeting with Sheriff and SHA – Commercial traffic

04/30 FY2008 Budget Meetin

Where is the summary of the meetings?

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