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.
Meeting House Beach is closed until further notice due to high E.Coli values found in this weeks lake water testing. Follow up tests will be performed next week.
~ ELVD BOC
The ELVD 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.
~ ELVD BOC
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.
On Sunday, April 7, a resident on Ellen Brook Road informed the ELVD that her water had a bad taste and was turning things blue. WSO+ (our water “department”) was informed of the issue immediately. WSO+ went to the residence, obtained a water sample, and tested it. It tested with a very low pH, which meant the pH monitor at the Meeting House Treatment Center was malfunctioning. The problem was corrected, a replacement monitor has been ordered, lines were flushed, and the problem was taken care of. We were not made aware of what the problem was until Monday morning, when a call was placed to WSO+, who informed us it was already fixed.
Your water is perfectly safe. The low pH was leaching copper from the pipes in people’s homes. If you didn’t have copper water pipes, there was no problem; hence the reason for the sporadic nature of the problem occurring.
Any future announcements of interest to District residents will be put on the ELVD web site only.
There is presently a Water Ban in effect for ELVD. NO OUTDOOR WATER USAGE of any type.
Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Monthly Commissioners' Meetings
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: Click Here
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners
Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop Meetings
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. 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 to an ELVD Commissioner HERE.
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.