Welcome To Emerald Lake Village District!

Main Office: 147 West Main Street - Suite 103, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Mailing Address: PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Telephone: 603-464-3128 Fax: 603-464-4132
info@elvdnh.com

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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2019 Lake Draw Down Notice to Residents

Posted 9/6/19

To all ELVD residents,

With winter drawing near, it is time to begin drawing down the lake. This draw-down ensures water levels are low enough to minimize ice damage due to movement and allows for spring thaws and rains. The draw down process beginning the first week of October 2019 and should be completed by the end of October 2019.

Any residents that live on the water frontage of the lake, please plan accordingly to prepare your property, docks, boats, etc. from the level of the lake being lowered during this period.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


Water System Update

Posted 9/3/19

The Board of Commissioners wanted to share the most recent update on its water system issues with the residents.

We have had multiple leaks over the last three weeks (an estimated repair cost of $2,400) and WSO still believes there are additional leaks on the back side of the lake still not yet found or repaired. We have had two well pump failures over this same time period (Well #7 and Mary Rowe) (estimated cost of pump replacements of $12,000). Mary Rowe is still down pending its pump replacement. Through this period we have had to truck in water two times prior to today (estimated combined cost of $12,000). We continue to lose ground on the water levels in the tank based on current usage, leaks, and Mary Rowe well still down. , Based on this the District will again need to truck in additional water. This will occur on 9/3. The estimated cost will be another $6,000.

Additional efforts will be occurring toward leak detection efforts. Please continue to honor the OUTSIDE WATER BAN. Please remind your neighbors if you see someone using water for outside uses.

Thank you,
Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioners Chairman


URGENT WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED

Updated 8/24/19

Due to recent malfunctions with multiple wells with in our system, the water levels of our tank have dropped to levels requiring the district to truck in water in order to meet the needs of our residents. This week alone the expense of trucking in water exceeded $6000 with more water needing to be trucked in on Monday 08/26 at, or about, the same expense to the district. The water in question was purchased from the town of Hillsborough and was reported to the Department of Environmental Services (DES) with all of the water testing requirements to ensure the water meets DES drinking water standards.

The Board of commissioners held an emergency meeting on Tuesday 08/20 to approve the expense of replacing one of the well pumps. In addition, the BOC granted authority to the District Administrator/Board Members to authorize future replacements of critical equipment in the event of an emergency when future failures pose a potential negative financial impact to the district. It is the intent of the BOC's that faster response times when making repairs to our water system will help alleviate the additional expense of trucking in water.

We ask that all residents help us through these troubled times by conserving water where they can. In addition, our water agent (WSO) believes there may be a water leak on the back side of the lake and is having difficulty locating it. We are asking any residents that see potential evidence of a water leaks to contact WSO immediately at (603.428.3525). Residents should also be aware that while we have seen some rain events lately, there hasn't been enough rain to adequately replenish our well water supply.

Finally, the BOC's understands what an inconvenience this is to our residents. We recognize the hardships that the ELVD Community has had to endure and ask for your patience and understanding through these difficult times. We are working closely with our engineering partners at Wright Pierce and are developing long term solutions to the many challenges that face our community.

Thank you,

~ ELVD BOC


Upcoming Meetings

Updated 8/22/19

Tuesday - September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

The ELVD Commissioners will be holding their monthly meeting on TUESDAY this time for the month of September.

This meeting will be held at the ELVD Office at 147 West Main Street in Hillsboro.

Click Here For Agenda

~ ELVD BOC


Water Leak Watch

Posted 8/19/19

Please watch for any leaks within the district and manage your usage. The District will be trucking in water this week to aid in replenishing the water tank volume level.

~ ELVD BOC


*** NOTICE OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION

Posted 8/15/19

The EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Test results for the sample(s) collected on JULY 18, 2019 showed an arsenic level of 0.055 mg/L. The average level of arsenic over last year was 0.023 mg/L.

This average is above the enforceable maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.010 mg/L.

What Does This Mean?

This is NOT an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What should I do?

It is not necessary to use alternate water; however, if you have specific health concerns, please contact your health care professional. General health related questions may be directed to Dave Gordon of the DES Environmental Health Program at (603) 271-4608.

Steps We Are Taking: ARSENIC TREATMENT MEDIA HAS BEEN CHANGED IN THE MEETING HOUSE TREATMENT CENTER AND THE pH MONITOR HAS BEEN REPLACED.

We anticipate resolving the problem within 45 days. For more information, please contact JOE DAMOUR OF WSO+ AT 603-428-3625 or 603-848-3525 or 405 FLANDERS ROAD, PO BOX 68, HENNIKER, NH 03242.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

PWS ID: 1141020 Date distributed: August 15, 2019 posted on web site

~ ELVD BOC


RED FOX CROSSING BRIDGE CLOSING

Posted 4/16/19

After reviewing advice from the NH Dept. of Transportation and from our Engineer at Wright-Pierce, the Board of Commissioners made the decision to close the Red Fox Crossing bridge. It was not an easy decision to make as we know it causes many residents additional travel time and inconvenience. It also puts more stress on other roads that have to be used now. We urge drivers to slow down as excess speed creates more damage to the roads.

The Board of Commissioners have already begun the replacement process. Several bridge companies have been approached for prices. It is likely to be next summer before a replacement can be built. The engineering and permitting process take time. We will keep residents updated and we ask for your patience.

ELVD BOC


WATER BAN IN EFFECT

There is presently a Water Ban in effect for ELVD. NO OUTDOOR WATER USAGE of any type.

IMPORTANT, NEW INFORMATION HERE


Upcoming ELVD Meetings

Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

**Dates and locations subject to change based in District and Business needs.

**Agenda outlines to be posted prior to each individual meeting, Agendas are subject to change up to and including during the meetings as the BOC deems necessary to conduct district business.

Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop Meetings

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: Click Here
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

**Dates and locations subject to change based in District and Business needs.

**Agenda outlines to be posted prior to each individual meeting, Agendas are subject to change up to and including during the meetings as the BOC deems necessary to conduct district business.


Alerts

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 were updated to restrict dogs access (not permitted) to the following beaches; Eastman Beach, Emerald Beach, Hummingbird Beach. Owners are permitted to take their Dogs to the Meeting House Beach (Gould Pond Rd.) and to Burnham Park (Red Fox Crossing) for swimming /exercise. At all times and all locations, dogs must be in full control of a responsible person who shall ensure that any litter or waste caused by the dog is cleaned up immediately.

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 to an ELVD Commissioner HERE and also by contacting WSO at 603-428-3525

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.