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Due to the frost movement, effective immediately, The City of Adams and The Village of Friendship are declaring a water emergency, and asking all residents and businesses to run their water until further notice. Run your water to the size of a pencil on at least one faucet in your house or business. At the next billing period you will receive a credit on your bill based on an average calculation.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

City of Adams Water Utility


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City of Adams upcoming meetings for the week of 3/02/15:

All Meetings held at: 101 N Main St., Adams (City Hall)

Monday, March 2nd, City Council, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4th, Cable Advisory, 6:00 p.m.




 Adams was founded in 1912 when the North Western Railroad arrived. We were a railroad terminal, located halfway between Chicago and the Twin cities. Railroad jobs brought in people and businesses. In just a few years Adams became so large the needs for services became apparent and therefore the residents voted to become a Village. As the years went on the Village’s needs grew even greater and in 1926 the Village became a City.

Since our origination we have been a Community of Progress. As we look into the future we have our eyes set on redevelopment. We are looking forward to reshaping our Main Street corridor to its highest and best form and capturing the full potential of Downtown as a community and commercial attraction. 

City of Adams, Main Street Revitilization Plan 

The following link provides the Market Analysis that describes some of the ideas of what will be happening to our Main Street Corridor.