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On April 17th, 2014, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship CANCELLED the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. 


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


City of Adams Water Utility



City of Adams Water Utility


A portion of East Hazel Street, from Main Street to the Alley will be closed from April 15th to October 31st for City of Adams sponsored community events.


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City of Adams upcoming meetings

for the week of 4/21/14:

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

 Downtown Development Commission, 4/22/14 at 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.