Adams Mayor Says Rain Doesn't Mean 'Drought Watch' Is Over
The mayor of Adams says officials are glad it's expected to rain Monday, but that doesn't mean the drought watch is over.
The village and Adams Center water district issued a drought watch last Thursday because water supply levels are low after a hot, dry summer. A drought watch calls for voluntary water conservation.
Sweetland was interviewed live by phone on 7 News This Morning. Click on the picture to hear the full interview.
"It takes time for the rain to get down through the earth and into the collection point," said Mayor Patricia Sweetland.
"It'll be a day or so before we know what effect this rain has on the wells."
Sweetland said Adams has been through water shortages before.
"We have had water emergencies before and we are really close to the reading that would put us into an emergency."
Depending on rainfall, Sweetland said the drought watch could even last a couple more weeks.
"We're hoping we can keep it to the conservation level and not have to go into an emergency," she said.
In the meantime, Sweetland says it looks as if residents are doing their part to conserve.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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