Welcome To Emerald Lake Village District!

Main Office: 147 West Main Street - Suite 103, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Mailing Address: PO Box 1753, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Telephone: 603-464-3128
info@elvdnh.com

Emerald Lake Village District (“ELVD”) within the Town of Hillsborough was established in 1979 for the community surrounding Emerald Lake, also 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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WATER BAN IN EFFECT

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE


A Typical Water Leak

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WATER NEWS - LEAK DETECTION/TEMPORARY WATER SHUT-OFF NOTICES/REPAIRS

You Can Help Us Find Water Leaks

Posted 9/1/23

Hello Residents,

As I’m sure many are aware that we have been trucking in water this summer to fill our water tank. While we generally see more water usage in summer months than winter months, we suspect there may be a leak or leaks across the system at this time. This could include a main line, a homeowners line or a leak inside your home. With lots of ground to cover, I am asking for residents to help by checking their own home and surrounding area for any and all leaks! We all benefit with the more of us that are vigilant in finding leaks, repairing leaky faucets, running toilets, etc.

Finding a Leak on a service line/main:

  • Typically a water leak is easy to spot when the weather is dry, as a puddle or stream will stand out when there is no other water present nearby.
  • A puddle caused by a leak will typically have a point where it has reached the surface and will appear to be “bubbling”.
  • If you suspect a leak please report it!

    Email the commissioners at info@elvdnh.com or reach us by phone. Phone numbers can be found on our "ELVD Officials" page by clicking HERE. Or call Aquaman at (603) 942-6138.

    Info on where to check inside your home from New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (from Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-26-23):

  • Check your faucets to see if they drip or if water comes out of places it should not. Old and worn faucet washers and gaskets frequently cause leaks in faucets.
  • Inspect other household pipes, fittings, and valves for leaks. If you find leaks, don’t ignore them – make the repair or call a plumber if you don’t know how.
  • Check the shower for leaks near the showerhead and at the tub spout when the shower is on and off. Leaks where the pipe stem meets the showerhead can normally be fixed by unscrewing the showerhead and screwing the showerhead back on tightly. Leaks from the tub spout will probably require replacement of the spout.
  • Leaky toilets waste a lot of water and cost a lot in bills. Unfortunately, many toilet leaks go undetected, because they can’t be heard. The good news is that it is easy to check for a leak by dropping food coloring (12 drops) or a leak detector dye tablet in the toilet tank. Do not flush for 15 or 20 minutes. If the tank leaks, the dye will show up in the bowl. Old and worn toilet flappers are often the culprit and are very easy to replace.
  • For any residents willing to help, Thank you!

    Sincerely, Board of Commissioners


    ELVD MEETINGS SCHEDULE

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop and Special Meetings

    Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: HERE
    By: ELVD Commissioners' Budget Workshop Meeting

    Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: ELVD Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

    Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: ELVD Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

    Date: Thursday, April 20, 2024 - ELVD Annual Meeting
    Time: Vote for Officials 10am-noon, meeting @ 12:30
    Place: TBD
    By: ELVD 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: Thursday, March 7, 2024
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: ELVD Commissioners' Monthly Meeting

    Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD
    By: ELVD Commissioners' Monthly Meeting

    **Dates and locations subject to change based on 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.


    ELVD NEWS BRIEFS

    Posted 2/20/24

    Deadline For Filing Of Petitioned Warrant Articles


    Posted 2/20/24

    Annual Filing For Elected Officials


    Posted 2/20/24

    Volunteer!

    Sign Up HERE!


    Posted 2/13/24

    IMPORTANT REMINDER

    Dear Residents

    This is an important reminder that we are still in an outdoor water ban. This means NO outdoor water use:

  • No watering with sprinklers of any type, No watering with hose nozzles of any type, No watering of lawns in any way, No watering of ornamental flowers or shrubbery, No washing of vehicles of any type, No pressure washing of any type, No filling of water cans or buckets larger than three (3) gallon capacity.
  • Exceptions include: Fruits, vegetables, and herbs may be watered using a hand-held watering can or bucket, Washing/bathing of domesticated household animals is permitted and Livestock, fowl, farm animals, etc. may be watered using buckets only.

    A $250 fine + any other expenses will occur for first offense.

    Money spent on trucking in water:

    2023: More than $72,000
    2022: More than $115,000
    2021: More than $47,000
    2020: More than $152,000

    We must be able to meet the high demand of water use (such as 4th of July weekend) all year long before the state will clear us of our Source Water Capacity violation (in place since 2019). We are not trucking in water so select residents can sneak outdoor water use, but so that we can all live day to day life. Until such time our wells are able to sustain enough water for all residents, all year long, we will remain in an outdoor water ban.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
    Board of Commissioners


    Posted 2/7/24

    ELVD Bid Solicitation Road Maintenance


    Posted 2/7/24

    ELVD Bid Solicitation Beaches and Parks Maintenance


    ELVD Sand Pile

    Posted 1/10/24

    Hello Residents,

    Please do not take gravel/sand from the sand pit for personal use. This year's material piles are for contractor use only.

    Our Dump/transfer station (at 44 Municipal Drive) has a sand pile for all Hillsborough residents to take from and use.

    Thank you,

    ELVD Board of Commissioners


    Posted 11/29/23

    ELVD Winter Parking Rules


    No Cost For Seasonal Turn-Off

    Posted 9/23/23

    Hello Residents,

    The district does not charge for a seasonal shut-off or turn-on (off for winter/on in the spring) when scheduled between October 1st and May 15th.

    Please reach out to have this scheduled:
    Calling Aquamen Solutions at (603) 942-6138
    Calling ELVD Office and leaving a message at (603) 464-3128

    Email Commissioners the info@elvdnh.com.

    This is important, as pipes bursting during winter months in unoccupied homes has depleted water supply in our water tank during multiple winters over past years. This brings a variety of high costs such as the labor to locate the leak, trucking in water to replenish our tank, etc., that could have been avoided with a no-cost seasonal shut off.

    Please review section 4.8 is our Water Service Rules and Regulations for more on this and homeowner (customer) responsibility (located HERE)

    Thank you to those residents who have already scheduled their seasonal turn off and properly winterize your home for the season.

    Thank you,

    ELVD Board of Commissioners


    AlSO IMPORTANT

    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.

    No Jet Skis On Emerald Lake
    RSA 270:74 prohibits the use of skicraft (one and two person) on all public bodies of water less than 75 acres in size. Gould Pond (Emerald Lake) is 59 acres in size. An example of a skicraft is a Jet Ski and they are not allowed due to the size of our lake. For a full description of a skicraft see RSA 270:73.

    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 Aquamen at (603) 942-6138.

    Water Shut-off and Turn-on
    To request your water service be shut-off or turned on, please contact Aquamen at 603-397-7814. 48 hours notice required unless it is an emergency. Homeowner must be present when water is turned on. $50/fee per shut-off and/or turn on will 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. If your shut-off or turn-on is seasonal (off for winter/on in the spring) there is no charge, but it must be scheduled between October and May. Self-service is considered tampering and punishable by a fine.

    Please leave a message at the ELVD office (603-464-3128) so we may record the information.