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

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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Email Issues Resolved

Updated 10/29/19

We have completed our email updates. All email addresses for the ELVD are now working.

Thank you all for your patience.



Posted 10/22/19

DESCRIPTION: Work includes mowing and trimming the beaches/parks and parking areas at: Meeting House Beach, Eastman Park, Burnham Park, Emerald Beach, and Hummingbird Beach, plus the area around the Mailbox House. In addition, the area within and around fenced areas at all wells, generators, both treatment centers, and access roads/paths to water system equipment will be mowed and trimmed. A mowing and trimming schedule to be based on weather and growth, to maintain a tailored and tidy-looking landscape. Beaches need to be raked or blown clean and trash picked up and removed daily. Gazebo, picnic tables, mailboxes, and basketball court should be blown clean as needed. In addition, brush and vegetation needs to be trimmed back to allow for safe line of sight on all District road intersections plus brush shall be trimmed at Red Fox Crossing Bridge, Outlet Bridge, and Beaver Glen Bridge. Trimmed brush shall be removed. In addition, the area around Sand/Nelson Brook Bridge on Gould Pond Road shall be mowed and kept trimmed. Signage needs to be kept clear and in good repair. Flushing hydrants need to be kept clear and accessible.

All beaches, parking lots, picnic tables, play equipment, and kiosks need to be cleaned up in the spring and prepared for summer use. If any damage is found that occurred during the winter, it shall be reported to the Commissioners. At the end of the season, beaches should be cleared of leaves and areas prepared for winter.

In addition, if chosen contractor lives in the District, s/he will be required to open the gates at Emerald and Eastman beaches at 9 a.m. and close them at dusk each day. If the chosen contractor does not live in the District, other arrangements shall be made by the Commissioners.

BID SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: November 1, 2019 by 5 p.m.

BOND OR NSURANCE REQUrREMENTS: Proof of insurance must be submitted before any work begins.

DATE SERVICE REQUESTED: Mid-April 2020 through mid-November 2020 or as weather allows.


NOTICE: Available by request are copies of the Procurement Policy of the Emerald Lake Village District, which governs solicitation, submission, and consideration of bids.

For questions, please contact:
Brett Taber, Chair, Board of Commissioners
Emerald Lake Villllge District
Office: 147 West Main Street, Suite 103, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Mail: PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Email: BTaber@elvdnh.com

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 11/12/19

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

    Workshop Meeting

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

    Agenda: TBD

    ~ 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


    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.


    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


    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.



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


    Upcoming ELVD Meetings

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

    Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Time: 6:30pm
    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: Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Here
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
    Time: 6:30pm
    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.


    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.