Water level rises after ban imposed
Smithsburg Town Council members were pleased with resident's compliance with the water ban, which has helped raise the town reservoir's water level by almost 15 inches since it was enacted.
A dry summer that cut back the town's water supply by almost 50,000 gallons forced the Town Council to implement a water ban on all outdoor use on June 24. The Public Works Department has allowed few exceptions since then.
Overall, council members have not encountered any problems with enforcement, and said they are delighted.
"I haven't seen anybody abuse it," said Smithsburg Mayor Mildred Myers.
Hagerstown firm hired for repairs
A Hagerstown construction company, the only one of three firms that offered a pre-bid presentation, was hired Tuesday to repair more than 600 feet of curb on parts of North and South Main streets.