TAMWORTH locals have hit the target for water use again this week, but there is no sign of restrictions easing in Tamworth any time soon.
Water users in the Tamworth area consumed an average of 15.59 megalitres of the precious resource per day over the week.
It's slightly up on the week before, when the average came in at 14.96 megalitres a day.
The city has been on Level 5 water restrictions since September, and the target average daily consumption under these strict regulations is 16.1 megalitres of water.
The town water supply for Tamworth, Chaffey Dam, has dipped to 13.8 per cent capacity according to WaterNSW.
Water restrictions won't ease until the dam climbs to 25 per cent, and even then Tamworth will only be scaled back to Level 4.
Moonbi and Kootingal also remain on Level 5 restrictions.
Other towns in the New England North West have had better fortune with dam levels rising and water-saving regulations easing.
Manilla, Barraba and Bendemeer are on permanent water conservation measures (Level P), while Attunga and Nundle are on Level 2 restrictions.
Gunnedah council said recent rainfall has improved bore capacity and said there's also been a significant reduction in water demand in the shire.
Wallabadah got a welcome reprieve this week when the Liverpool Plains Shire Council resolved to reduce the town's water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 2 from Wednesday.
Their main water pump station has come back online after storms in late January caused dirty water to flood into the supply.
All other Shire supplies including Quirindi, Blackville, Caroona, Premer, Spring Ridge and Willow Tree remain on permanent water conservation measures.
Uralla is still on Level 5 water restrictions but that could change after a 'do not drink' alert was lifted for the town water supply recently
Armidale and Guyra have Level 5 water restrictions still in place.
Inverell is on the lowest Level P and Tenterfield is on Level 1.
In the Moree Plains Shire council area, Boggabilla and Mungindi are on Level 2 restrictions.
Current dam levels
Chaffey: 13.8 per cent
Split Rock: 4.6 per cent
Dungowan: 52.79 per cent
Keepit: 13.8 per cent