Public works director maps town’s sewer system
SMITHSBURG — Smithsburg Public Works Director Jeff Long has prepared detailed drawings of the town’s sewer system that show all of the sewage lines in town.
The drawings, which were shown Tuesday night to the Smithsburg Town Council, also show all sewage lines that have been checked with video cameras to detect possible leaks.
Councilman Troy Jernigan in the past has expressed concern about the town spending up to $27,100 in some months to treat excess water flowing into the sewer system.
Jernigan and other town officials have been trying to determine where the excess water is entering the system.
Mayor Mildred “Mickey” Myers said Tuesday that some sewer manhole covers are not sealed tightly, which can allow water to enter the system.