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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Contacting The ELVD

Posted 10/12/19

If any resident has questions, concerns, or ideas related to the District, Please contact the Commissioners using any of the following methods:

  • Attend the Public meetings
  • Email them via: info@elvdnh.com
  • Call the office number and leave a message: 603-464-3128
  • Call a commissioner via contact information listed on the Officials webpage HERE
  • All approaches will receive responses from the Commissioners.

    It is solely the responsibility of the Commissioners and their staff to address matters related to the District as well as its residents. It is their responsibility to voice their concerns in the accepted methods of communication.

    No future efforts/concerns will be addressed unless received through these communication methods. Facebook comments/concerns or through friends/family members will not be responded to.

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commisisoner Chairman


    Upcoming ELVD Meeting

    Updated 2/11/2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

    ELVD Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

    Agenda Here

    ~ ELVD BOC


    2020 ELVD Annual Meeting & Voting

    April 18, 2020. Times and further information will be posted ASAP.


    Upcoming ELVD Meetings

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop Meetings

    Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Here
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Commissioners to meet at the office to begin discussions on preparing for the 2020 budget.
    *Supervisors of Checklist at start of meeting for voter registrationBy: 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 Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

    Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: First public budget meeting.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Commissioners to meet at the office to begin discussions on preparing for the 2020 budget.
    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.


    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


    *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER - NOTICE OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION

    Posted 2/11/2020

    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 s􀀃ituation.

    We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Test res􀀃ults for the sample(s) collected on OCTOBER 11, 2019 showed an arsenic level of Below Determinable Levels. The average level of arsenic over the last year was 0.023 mg/L The reason you are being notified is the average level for the last 12 months has exceeded the allowable level, which is 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: This N.O.V. was issued on 12/16/2019 from the NHDE􀀟S. During July of 2019, the arsenic treatment media was replaced In the Meeting House Treatment Center. As an added step the Arsenic levels are being tested monthly and have shown to be at a Non detect level each month since the media replacement date. However, in order to remove the N.O.V. status our Quarterly testing annual 12-month average must be below the maximum allowable limit of 10 PPB. Quarterly updates will be provided through the 2020 period until the level is acceptable. The 90 days resolution note below merely refers to the notification effort for this mailing only.

    We anticipate resolving the problem within 90 days. For more information, please contact JOE OR CHARLIE DAMOUR OF WSO+ AT 603-428-3525 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.

    WS ID: 1141020 Date distributed: 1/16/2020

    ~ ELVD BOC


    *** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER - Fluoride Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) Exceedance

    Posted 2/11/2020

    Public Water System Name: Emerald Lake Village District. PWS ID: 1141020

    We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Your drinking water test result is above the Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) for the following:

    Contaminant and SMCL
    Fluoride 2.0 mg/L

    Detected Level
    3.1

    Date Sampled
    12/9/2019

    Running Annual Average
    3.1

    Compliance Period
    2019

    What Does This Mean?

    This is NOT an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their pennanent teeth (dental fluorosis).

    Dental fluorosls, in its moderate or severe forms, may result in a brown staining and/or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only In developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

    Drinking water containing more than 4.0 mg/L of fluoride (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water standard) can increase your risk of developing bone disease. Your drinking water does not contain more than 4.0 mg/L of fluoride, but we are required to notify you when we discover that fluoride levels in your drinking water exceed 2.0 mg/L because of this cosmetic dental problem.

    What should I do? Children under the age of nine (9) should use an alternative source of water that is low in fluoride. In addition, you may want to consult your dentist about whether to avoid dental products containing fluoride. Adults and children over age nine should consult their dentist or doctor and show him/her this notice to determine if an alternate source of water low in fluoride should be used. General health related questions may be directed to the EPA Safe Drinking \¥ater Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some home water treatment units are also available to remove fluoride from drinking water. To leom more about ovoi/able home water treatment units, you ma call NSF International at 1-877-8-NSF-HELP

    Steps being taken to correct the situation:The District Is working with its Water System Operator company, NHDES, and the Company that developed our water treatment plant so that we can better track the performance of the system, understand the operational requirements better, and to obtain adequate system media to support a reduction of Fluoride levels within the water being processed through the Treatment center. We remain operational within the Secondary Fluoride level.

    We are continuing to monitor fluoride levels. We will inform you If levels exceed 4.0 mg/L.

    Please share this information with all the other people who have children that 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.

    ~ ELVD BOC


    Red Fox Crossing Bridge Update

    Posted 2/11/2020

    To date, the following have been completed:

  • Engineering firm Wright-Pierce hired to develop plan for Red Fox Crossing Bridge replacement
  • Hydrology/Engineering studies performed
  • Sight surveys and geological borings complete
  • Wetlands permit filed with NHDES
  • Initial notification to Abutters completed
  • Action items pending completion:

  • Initial review of bridge concepts and specs with Board on 2/13/2020
  • Construction/bid specs be completed by 2/15/20
  • Send out Request for Bids to contractors by 2/15/2020
  • Review of Bids/Bid Selection by 3/19/2020
  • Final Notification to Abutters by 3/31/2020
  • Wetlands permit follow-up questions from NHDES to be completed by 3/31/2020
  • Draft of Warrant article to for project by 3/19/2020
  • From this point, the Red Fox Crossing Bridge project’s success and implementation timing will depend largely on its overall cost and the support of the ELVD residents to fund the project at the 2020 Annual meeting.

    As soon as the Board has rough estimates of the cost, they will be shared with the residents. The accuracy of that estimate will ultimately depend on the actual final contractor submissions for the project.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Brett Taber
    Board of Commissioner Chairman


    Important News About Recycling


    Posted 12/17/19

    View and download the flier HERE

    ~ ELVD BOC


    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.