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.

View PDF Map » View Google Map »


ELVD Meetings Schedule

Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop and Special Meetings

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: CLICK HERE
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
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 Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: CLICK HERE
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office
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.


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 Use Fee Rate

Posted 7/12/22

The ELVD water user rate fee is currently a fixed rate for all properties that have an identified curb stop. Its established value is adjustable each calendar year just like the general tax rate. It is established to cover the ELVD water system operating budget as approved at Annual meeting. The district’s Board of Commissioners reviews the rules periodically to make every effort to keep the information updated and as accurate as possible.

The current calendar year (2022) water user rate fee is set at $1,141.00 per hook up. The Town of Hillsboro Tax Collector collects revenues like this for ELVD and then pays those monies out to the District.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the ELVD Board of Commissioners through the following email address:info@elvdnh.com

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


A Typical Water Leak

Click Here To View The Video Clip


ELVD NEWS BRIEFS


*** PARTIAL WATER TURN OFF - Tuesday 8/16 ***

Posted 8/16/22

There will be a partial water turn off on Tuesday 8/16 in the area of Greenfield Drive while SUR construction hooks up the Deerpoint Drive water line back on the mainline on Bog Road. Some other roads that could see a possible impact could be Deerpoint Drive, Seminole, Bog Road between GreenField and Deerpoint and Ellenbrook.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


*** AUTUMN ROAD LEAK REPAIRED ***

Posted 8/14/22

The leak on Autumn Road has been repaired. There was a lot of air in the line so you may experience air coming out of your faucets. It will work itself out. Thank you all for your patience.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


CYANOBACTERIA UPDATE — FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022

Updated 8/13/22

The State Lab has returned the following results from testing done on all four beaches today. The highest level observed was 19,600 cells/mL. This isn't a "typical" situation, because the algae is more benthic (appears on the lake bottom) in nature. The State issues advisories at 70,000 cells/mL and we are well below that.

It is suggested that swimmers stay away from the area where the material is growing — usually at the outer edges of the swimming area.

If you stay away from the areas where you see blue-green algae growth on the bottom you should be safe.

Keep an eye on children to keep them from interacting with the algae growth.If you think the algae growth has spread, please notify a board member and we will retest to make sure everything is OK.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


The E.coli warning has been lifted from Meetinghouse/Dog Beach.

Updated 8/11/22

A sample was taken to the lab yesterday and the count was 39.9 — substantially lower than the previous sample. Beaches will be tested tomorrow (8/12) for Cyanobacteria. Results should be available tomorrow afternoon and will be posted as soon as they arrive.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED FOR BEACH TRASH PICKUP

Posted 8/11/22

The Board of Commissioners is looking for a volunteer(s) to empty the trash cans at the beaches here in the district. The work includes emptying the trash cans, replacing trash bags, removing aluminum cans from trash (transfer station won’t take the bags with cans in them), and taking it all to the transfer station. The beaches have 1 trash can each. The cans could be emptied on your schedule, but we would suggest picking a day when the transfer station is open, so you don’t end up storing it at your home. The district will supply trash bags. If you feel it would be worth purchasing separate trash cans clearly marked “Aluminum Cans Only” for each beach, we are open to that. You could do all four beaches or four people could adopt a beach — whatever works for you! Please contact a commissioner at info@elvdnh.com if you’re interested.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


ELVD DISTRICT CLERK POSITION OPEN

Posted 8/11/22

The position of ELVD Clerk is now open. The position includes being present at each commissioners’ meeting to take minutes and/or record them, typing the minutes up, and sending a copy for posting online. In addition, the clerk will be responsible for posting notices sent by the Board to the ELVD Official Facebook page. The clerk is also in charge of annual elections, which includes preparing forms for election candidacy, preparing ballots, mailing out absentee ballots, and taking minutes and/or recording them at the ELVD Annual Meeting. The Clerk is also responsible for any other correspondence as directed by the commissioners. The stipend for this position is $215.00 per month. Send your resume to ELVD, PO Box 1753, Hillsborough, NH 03244 or email it to info@elvdnh.com Resumes are due by end of day September 7.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022 INTERMITTENT WATER SHUT OFFS

Updated 8/11/22

The water will be turned off intermittently on: RED FOX CROSSING, RACCOON ALLEY, FIREFLY LANE, BEAVER GLEN, OLD LANTERN, RAINBOW’S END, MIDNIGHT WALK, BOULDER PASS, DAWN ST., BOBOLINK, KING’S ROW, AND BIRCH TREE LANE, to switch homes over to temporary service.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


*** E.COLI WARNING FOR MEETINGHOUSE BEACH ONLY ***

Updated 8/9/22

The water sample taken on Wednesday, August 3, from the right side of Meetinghouse Beach has tested positive for E.coli. The water will be tested again on Wednesday, August 10. Results will be posted at the beach and online as soon as they are available.

Click Here To Read About Bacteria in Surface Waters


CYANOBACTERIA TESTING UPDATE

Posted 8/9/22

All beaches will be retested for Cyanobacteria on Friday. Results should be available by end of day and will be posted as soon as they arrive.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


*** WATER SHUT OFF FOR REPAIRS - Monday, August 8 ***

Posted 8/8/22

The water will be turned off on: OLD LANTERN.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

WATER LOSS CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. PROPER REPORTING IS ESSENTIAL.

DO NOT USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO REPORT WATER LEAKS.

PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMISSIONERS DIRECTLY
Brett, Chair / 603-831-4130
Deb / 603-344-9812
***Sarah is currently out of town
Or EMAIL: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


*** CYANOBACTERIA ALERT UPGRADED ***

Updated 8/5/22

Today’s beach water test used actual algae bloom material taken from the lake bottom. The testing results are included here. The picture is from Emerald Lake, Emerald Beach, but the algae can be seen at all the beaches. It is located mainly off to the sides, where swimmers haven’t kept the lake bottom stirred up. The beaches are not closed, but we urge everyone to use their best judgement about deciding to swim — especially those with small children. When in doubt, stay out. We will be testing the water again next week and as needed until we’re sure it is gone. What you should look for is a blue-green algae sitting right on the lake bottom, not floating around or forming “slicks” on the water’s surface. If you should see the blue-green slick, please notify the board immediately.
Thank you,
Emerald Lake Board of Commissioners

Brett Taber, Chairman — 603-831-4130
Debbie Kardaseski, Commissioner — 603-344-9812
*** Sarah Blackman, Commissioner is out of town and will return in about a week.

Click Here To View The Official Report From New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services



Click Here To View Info On Identifying Harmful Algal Blooms


*** EMERGENCY WATER LEAK REPAIR ***

Posted 8/5/22

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 EMERGENCY WATER SHUT OFF FOR RED FOX CROSSING AND OLD LANTERN AND POSSIBLY: THE WESTERN END OF EMERALD DR., CHIPMUNK, MIDNIGHT WALK, RAINBOWS END, FIREFLY, BEAVER GLEN, and RACCOON ALLEY.

The water will be turned off shortly and work will commence finding and repairing leaks on Red Fox Crossing and Old Lantern. If you see any evidence of a leak, please notify a Board member ASAP.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


*** EMERGENCY WATER LEAK ***

Posted 8/5/22

We seem to have a considerable water leak somewhere in the Red Fox Crossing Zone. This runs between Midnight walk over to Red Fox Crossing road. If anyone knows where a leak is located in this area, please respond to a commissioners phone or to the info@elvdnh.com email address.

Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioner
Cell # 603-831-4130


LATEST BEACH WATER TEST RESULTS

Posted 8/5/22

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, four water samples were taken from all beaches. There were two samples for E.coli taken at each beach as well as two samples for Cyanobacteria.

E.coli results won’t be available until next week.

Here are the results for Cyanobacteria:
The cyanobacteria densities were low. NHDES posts advisories at a cell count of 70,000 cells/mL. The highest density I saw was 626 cells/mL from your samples, so no, there is no need to close the beaches. If the density exceeded 70,000 NHDES advises against recreation, but we do not close beaches.

Deb is hoping to take samples of the brown algae bloom to the State lab tomorrow to be tested as we’re not sure what that algae is. If I can get there before noon we may get results later in the day. My schedule may not allow that, but I will try. If they get the samples after noon, we’ll have results on Monday. Cyanobacteria is a blue-green floating algae. Any sighting of that should be passed along to the board immediately so we can get it tested. Thank you all for keeping an eye on things.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


***Emergency Water Leak Repair***

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 EMERGENCY WATER SHUT OFF FOR VALVE REPLACEMENT THIS MORNING ONLY

Posted 8/4/22

The water will be turned off on: GREENFIELD DRIVE.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


***Emergency Water Leak Repair***

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022 EMERGENCY WATER SHUT OFF FOR LEAK REPAIR THIS EVENING

Posted 8/1/22

The water will be turned off on: AUTUMN ROAD.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com.

Thank you, 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.

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 603-397-7814.

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.