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ADAMS — The village has ended its drought watch measures after nearly a month, citing increased rainfall and the change in season.

The drought watch was implemented on Sept. 13.

While the village had received strong rainfall in the past few weeks, Mayor Patricia C. Sweetland said its water levels were not rising accordingly.

“People thought when the rains began we were going to pull the conservation act immediately. The water tables were just not staying at a high enough level,” Ms. Sweetland said. “Now we feel quite safe in letting that happen.”

She added the lower temperatures had also helped lead to the change, with residents less likely to do heavy water-consuming activities like watering their lawn or filling their pool.

The village has experienced similar water shortages for several years.

The drought watch this year came as the village continued to push forward with plans to test sites that may provide an additional water source.

The village Board of Trustees on Sept. 18 said it would continue investigating potential water sites, after a review from its engineer at Barton & Loguidice, Syracuse, showed inconclusive information at six sites it had selected for review. Dustin J. Clark, an engineer from the firm, said he would prepare a review of five additional sites that may have water.

On Tuesday, Ms. Sweetland said she was waiting to hear the results of the ongoing studies, and that if completed the results could be discussed at the next village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.

Town Supervisor David W. Kellogg said the water supply issues over the past few years had led him to believe the town should consider searching for its own source of water. He said he planned on bringing up the matter at a future meeting of the Town Council, and “talking with engineers and seeing what we can do” either later this year or this coming spring.

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