The Bourke Shire Council has re-introduced level one water restrictions after the Darling River stopped flowing into the weir.
Manager of special projects the the Bourke Shire Council Mark Riley said the decision comes under the council's drought management plan. The restrictions came into effect on November 9.
"At the moment there's obviously a considerable amount of water in the weir pool, and we're hopeful with the current La Nina that there will be more flows," Mr Riley said.
"But in saying that we wouldn't like to see the current conditions continue."
While the Bourke community had reached level five water restrictions following the depletion of water in April last year, Mr Riley said Bourke had become placed in a better water situation after significant funding from the NSW government.
"We've drilled a series of bores, we're in the process of constructing a new water treatment plant that will soften bore water, so we were previously in a very precarious state in terms of water," he said.
"We're confident that won't come around again."
The Bourke Shire Council is also working with the government to raise the height of the weir.
"The government is working on what is called the Western Weir Strategy, which is looking at a strategic review of all the weirs along the Darling-Barwon system," Mr Riley said.
"We'd like to see the weir height increased, so that the weir pool is also increased, because essentially we've got six to seven months supply in the weir pool."
While green grass can be seen sprouting across drought-stricken communities of NSW, Mr Riley said it was important to continue drought proofing communities for the future.
"We hear it all the time during a drought, we've got to bring water from the north of Australia and I think things improve and people forget about these wider strategies," he said.
"Certainly here at Bourke we're working on strategies here to improve our water, and as I say government has been very good to us and we're in a far better position.
"But to the community and water users we need to be very conscious at all times in respect to the water that is consumed. It's not infinite its very finite, and people have experienced that in the drought."
Under level one restrictions in Bourke the use of fixed sprinklers is limited to two hours per day between 6am and 8am or 6pm and 8pm.
Hand held hoses can still be used at other times.
The washing of paved areas and filling of new swimming pools is prohibited in accordance with the council's adopted policy.
Water restrictions would also apply to the watering of public parks, recreational areas and sporting ovals.
Where possible the hours will be varied from residential allocated period to ensure as far as possible water pressure is maintained for all residents during the times allowed for watering under the restrictions.