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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****Water Shutoff**** Emergency Leak Repair 7/14/20

Posted 7/14/20

Attention Residents!
An emergency water leak has been reported on 62 Emerald Drive. The water will be shut off for repairs today until repairs are completed.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com or call 603-464-3128

*If you need to update email contact information or no longer want to receive emails please email info@elvdnh.com and our records will be updated.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


THE WATER BAN REMAINS IN EFFECT DUE TO SEVERE SHORTAGES THIS YEAR

Posted 7/14/20

Since June 25, 2020 Emerald Lake Village District has TRUCKED IN 324,000 gallons of water at the cost of $21,690.00 for the trcking and some labor and an estimated cost of $3,354.00 for the water. TOTAL COST = $25,044.00

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


WATER SHORTAGE

Posted 6/21/20

Attention Residents! The Districts water tank is now at 10 feet for its level of water reserves. You may experience lower than normal water pressure for a period. The District Water System Operators have arranged for external water deliveries to begin on June 22, 2020 (trucking in of water).

Please conserve water where possible. Please report to the Commissioners any knowledge of any residents violating the Water Ban so that those issue may be addressed. This is a serious concern and will begin costing the residents a considerable amount of money to truck in water.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Aquamen Water Solutions

Posted 6/13/20

New Water System Operators

Use for comments, questions, and to report water leaks.

603-397-7814


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


    ELVD Meetings Schedule

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop & Special Meetings

    Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: Online
    Agenda & Streaming Info: Here
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: TBD
    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 Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: TBD
    Agenda: TBD
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: TBD
    Agenda: TBD
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    **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.


    For Residents/Public members attempting to call in to any of our current/future remote meetings:

    Updated 4/7/20

    If you cannot access the meeting via our call in number that was provided for the meeting in physical postings or on the webpage/Facebook page or have issues with hearing the meeting, Please call us at 603-831-4130 to inform us of this. We want to ensure those interested in participating can do so.

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


    Red Fox Crossing Bridge Project Update

    Posted 6/21/20

    The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to complete the project during the fall of 2020. Here is the latest update.

    To date, since our last communication the following has been completed

    • Review of Submitted Bids and selection for project – Accura Construction is desired Contractor
    • Board will be reaching out to Contractor week of June 22, 2020 to sign a letter in intent to offer the contract to Accura Construction out of New Ipswhich, NH
    • The Board needs to complete a special meeting to clear procedural defects from the Annual meeting for Bond Counsel to fully sign off on the Bond requests.
    • There is a Public hearing that will take place on June 27, 2020 that will talk to the need for the special meeting. The meeting will take place at the District office as well as online.
    • Once this has been completed the Board will complete the financing requirements with the selected Lending agency.
    • The Board hopes to have financing in place by the end of July.
    • The Board needs to meet with the Contractor and adjust any construction dates to support construction timelines that will be needed.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Brett Taber
    Board of Commissioner Chairman


    Gazebo Concerns

    Posted 6/21/20

    The Board has heard that there are several concerns/ comments related to the removal of Gazebo which was located on the Eastman Beach property on June 19,2020. This subject has been discussed during several district meetings prior to this occurring. The Board made a final decision to remove the Gazebo during our June meetings. Several members of the Board, staff and some volunteers assisted with the removal.

    The Board based its decision on the reasons noted below. The base foundation support beams were rotted and infested with carpenter ants, the main support posts were rotted and infested with carpenter ants, the floor planks were rotted and had the potential for people to fall through them, once it was down further evidence of carpenter ants were found in the ceiling structure. Due to all these factors and the entire Gazebo was already leaning, the Board felt it was too much of a safety hazard and would cost too much money to simply repair portions of the Gazebo based on its current condition.

    The Board recognizes that many residents have shared experiences in using the Gazebo. Although no final decision has been made as to what will replace the Gazebo, the Board plans to seek out feedback from the residents on this subject. Please watch for further communications over the next few weeks for updates and our desire to solicit feedback from you.

    If any resident wished to comment or inquire on any subject matter, Please feel free to contact the Commissioners via the Email- INFO@ELVDNH.com

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


    2020 ELVD Asset Management Program Presentation

    Click Here for ELVD 2020 Asset Management Program Presentation


    2019 ELVD Annual Report

    Click Here for ELVD 2019 Annual Report


    Water System Alerts

    WATER BAN IN EFFECT

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

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE


    WATER SYSTEM PROJECT UPDATE

    Posted 6/21/20

    The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to commence much of our plan through the balance of 2020. Here is the latest update.

    • There is a Public hearing that will take place on June 27, 2020 that will talk to the need for the special meeting. The meeting will take place at the District office as well as online.

    • Once this has been completed the Board will complete the financing requirements with the selected Lending agency.

    • The Board hopes to have financing in place by the end of July.

    • The Board will use the time between then and now to work with the New Water System Operators in developing an activity plan and to prioritize those activities that need to occur this calendar year.

    • Some of those activities include: Well transducer installations, future exploration of well sites for potential well placement, Installation of 2 Zone Meters, repair/ replacement of 3 other meters within the system. Changeout of Treatment media and disposal of waste media

    As new updates occur, we will make efforts to maintain communication flowing to residents.

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


    ***UPDATED INFORMATION OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION INITIALLY POSTED HERE ON 2/11/20

    Posted 4/24/2020

    Arsenic Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) Exceedance - Complete Report 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 situation.

    We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Test results 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 NHDES. 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


    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.

    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.