TAMWORTH Regional Council wants to hear your best water-wise tips and tricks.
TRC has launched an online portal where the community can share everyday ideas to save water.
Tamworth mayor Col Murray had no doubt some of the best ideas would come from local residents.
"It's not just about council imposing the restrictions, there are much bigger outcomes to be gained," Cr Murray said.
"I think the best results always come about when the community is involved and has an input.
"Council manages the water, but the community does have an important role to play."
Cr Murray said many residents were already using innovative solutions to save water.
"A lot of people are very water wise - watering their plants with buckets from showers, catching the cold water before the hot comes on and using it on their favourite plants," he said.
"It's those little ideas as a community we need to have.
"This drought impacts on everyone in the community to varying degrees. The important thing is to have these discussions."
It doesn't just have to be little tricks to save water; it could be bigger, outside-the-box ideas to save water on a larger scale.
"Council will always be open to hearing good ideas," Cr Murray said.
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Cr Murray also encouraged people to write in to the Leader with their ideas to start a discussion.
"Some of the best ways to develop ideas are through things like the Northern Daily Leader," he said.
"By starting a conversation, someone has a simple idea, then someone else refines it.
"Council is mindful of all those things."
As of Friday afternoon, Chaffey Dam was sitting at exactly 21 per cent capacity.
Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal will go to level 5 water restrictions when it falls below 20 per cent, which is expected to happen in about four weeks.