Welcome To Emerald Lake Village District!


The District is now enforcing a full outdoor water use ban. Due to severe drought in Southern New Hampshire three of our wells are no longer producing water. As a result, the District’s wells are pumping 50,000 gallons of water less per day than this time last year due to these weather conditions. Over 100,000 gallons of water has been trucked in so far to compensate. 100,000 more gallons will be delivered this week.

In order to preserve our water supply and ensure that tap water is available for sanitary and drinking purposes, the District no longer allows for any outdoor use or hoses of any kind until further notice.

Please observe the following rules:

  • No outdoor water use of any kind is allowed
  • No hoses may be used or connected to a home
  • No cars may be washed
  • No pressure washing may occur
  • No watering of yards, flowers, or gardens
  • Report all suspected water leaks to the District immediately

  • District Commissioners and/or agents of WSO+ may enter your property to check for water use and or water leaks. All hoses will be physically disconnected if homeowners do not remove them.

    Please contact the District office with questions at 464-3128 or by emailing info@elvdnh.com


    Located in historic Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

    Welcome to the Emerald Lake Village District! We have tried to include almost any information you might need on this website and navigation is easy. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, check with our Office listed below.

    Emerald Lake Village District (“ELVD”) within the Town of Hillsborough was established in 1979 for the community surrounding Emerald Lake, formerly known as Gould Pond. Originally a subdivision of seasonal homes, it has developed into primary homes for the majority of its residents. ELVD through a Board of Commissioners manages the well based water system, the beaches and recreational areas, and approximately fourteen miles of roads.

    ELVD is also a community of people who enjoy the unique advantage of their own lake and beaches, as well as the proximity of Fox Forest, Pat’s Peak for skiing, and access to the shopping and dining available in Hillsborough, while located close to Concord in the southwest part of New Hampshire.

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    Upcoming ELVD Meetings

    Date: Thursday - October 13, 2016
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Place: Hillsborough Town Office Hall, 27 School Street, Hillsborough.
    Agenda: Regular Business
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday - October 20, 2016
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Place: At our new District Office at 147 West Main Street, Suite 203, Hillsboro, NH
    Agenda: A review of maintenance, water and administrative matters. The Public is welcomed.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Posted 6-8-2016


    We are looking for a few knowledgeable, ELVD, Handymen/Handywomen, to help with the following tasks. PLEASE, if you are interested, fill in the form here and/or contact one of the commissioners here.

    1 - Post replacement at treatment center...changing from 4x4 p/t to 6x6 p/t holding up roof over double door entrance.
    2 - Cut in and install an exterior door on end of treatment center building by propane tanks.
    3 - Remove and replace the entrance door to the pump house with a proper exterior door that swings in and to the right.
    4 - The gazebo is in need of some floor boards replaced.
    5 - The gazebo has some support beams underneath that are rotten and need replacement.
    6 - Dry hydrant at emerald beach and red fox bridge are in need of upgrades to get water in case of emergency...(already started doing emerald beach but some extra help would be nice)!
    7 - Sump pump at treatment center is in need of replacement. (already have replacement)
    8 - Picnic table board replacement at Eastman park. (in process)
    9 - Park bench lower board replacement at waters edge at Eastman park.
    10 - Rake out and seed the meetinghouse beach area where we just cleared all the trees on Gould pond rd.


    Emerald Lake Beaches and Parks are Private and for the use of District Residents Only
    ELVD Beaches and Parks are currently operating on Summer hours, Sunrise to Sunset. The Gate at Eastman Park and barricades at Emerald Beach are shut at Sunset each evening. All beaches are closed at sunset and all after hours activity should be reported to the Hillsborough Police.

    Dogs at ELVD Beaches
    ELVD Beach Rules and Regulations have recently been updated to restrict dogs at District beaches and parks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Owners may use Meetinghouse Beach, off Gould Pond Road, to take their dog for a swim at anytime. All other beaches are closed to dogs after 10am. At all times and all locations, dogs must be in full control of a responsible adult.

    Seasonal Water Shutoffs
    BOC reminds all seasonal residents that we offer FREE water shut off starting October 15th through April 15th. Turn on in the spring is also free. Property owners will still be billed for non-seasonal shutoff or turn-on service.

    Leak Reporting/Water Issues
    All leaks should be reported first to ELVD Commissioner, Mark Rodier, at 603-703-2210 or 603-464-2890 or Send e-Mail to Mark.

    Water Shut-off and Turn-on
    To request your water service be shut-off or turned on, please contact Water System Operators at 603-428-3525. 48 hours notice required. Homeowner must be present when water is turned on. $50/fee per shut-off and/or turn on to be invoiced by Emerald Lake Village District. Turn-on and shut-off service is not available on weekends, holidays, or same day, except in an emergency. Self-service is considered tampering and punishable by fine.

    PLEASE NOTIFY an ELVD COMMISSIONER once you have set up a time with WSO+, so that the district may record the information.

    ELVD Announcements & Volunteer Call-To-Action Email List (Posted 10-17-16)

    Please take the time and sign-up for our ELVD Email List to receive IMPORTANT news and information concerning YOUR community.

    NOTE: If you have ALREADY joined our email list in the past prior to 10-17-2016, we ask that you renew here again using this form to help us establish our new database for the ELVD. ALL in formation will remain PRIVATE and NOT passed on to third parties.

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