WATER USE BAN IN EFFECT - LIMITED OUTDOOR WATER USE (Updated 7-19-16)
Despite the recent rain, Emerald Lake Village District is still under a WATER USE BAN for most outdoor water uses. We still need more rain to replenish the groundwater system before we can lift the ban. Expect restrictions to run through the entire month of July and into August. Anyone using water in violation of this ban is subject to a fine of up to $250, applied directly to their water account balance.
The current rules include but are not limited to:
Thank you very much for your help preserving our water system's health! - ELVD BOC
Located in historic Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
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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.
NOTICE OF ELVD BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: ELVD Office at 5 West Main Street.
Agenda: Overview of bills.
By: The Board of Commissioners on August 17, 2016
NOTICE OF ELVD MONTHLY MEETING
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: ELVD Gazebo at Eastman Park. (Weather permitting)
Agenda: Monthly finances, administrative tasks, and water and roads.
By: The Board of Commissioners on August 17, 2016
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.
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