CHAFFEY Dam is falling towards 15 per cent capacity with the hottest months of the year upon the region.
Tamworth remains on level 5 water restrictions, but it doesn't appear the 15 per cent mark will trigger any further tightening for residents.
The dam, which is currently the city's primary water source, had fallen to 16.5 per cent capacity this week could hit the 15 per cent mark within two-to-three months.
Level 5 restrictions were introduced two months ago and daily water consumption in the city has been relatively steady and hovered around the council's 16.1 megalitre per day target.
But residential use could be expected to increase as the weather begins to warm up.
Tamworth has been predicted to hit high temperatures of 38 later this week.
It comes after the one of the hottest Octobers on record in the city.
It doesn't appear the 15 per cent mark will trigger any new measure on residential use.
We need to make sure we look at any opportunity to ensure the water we have lasts as long as possible.Tamworth deputy mayor Phil Betts
Deputy mayor Phil Betts said the community had been exceptional to date heeding the water conservation calls.
"We need to make sure we look at any opportunity to ensure the water we have lasts as long as possible," he said.
But Cr Betts couldn't say whether there would be any tougher measures around the corner for business or residents.
He heaped praise on the community for its vigilance so far.
"I think the community has been exceptional," he said.
"Water use in the last week was just below the target, which was fantastic.
"I think the community has been very responsible; it's the reality of the situation in a dry time, but in times of emergency we pull together, as we have seen with the bushfires."
According to Water NSW data, Chaffey Dam was releasing about 61 megalitres of water a day last week.
The latest figures from the Water NSW real time data site showed 65 megalitres had been released from the dam on Monday.