Squeegeeing film should be a no-no. A small piece of dust is all it takes to put scratches on the film.
Use a Kim wipe or similar, or chamois t wipe down the base side of the film, but not the emulsion. Water marks are always on the base, not the emulsion because as the emulsion dries it absorbs the water droplets.
A film is dry when the very bottom corner is dry.