Armidale residents have had a win against the drought. The city's water usage has dropped from 220 litres per day to 200 litres per day, putting it on par with Tamworth's usage figure, but still above the State average of 174 litres per person per day.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon said it was a lot higher when compared to Tenterfield, sitting on about 170 litres per person per day.
"We'd love to see the Armidale residents could drop their average water consumption to somewhere near 160 litres per person per day," he said.
"That's a significant saving on a per day basis for Armidale.
"We're one of the higher users, there is no escaping that."
Orange, in central NSW, have moved down from 160 to 145 litres per person per day.
"It is hard to compare regional cities though because I am not sure whether Orange has the number of private schools, university, large hospital etc. that Armidale has," Cr Murray said.
"So, we should really be comparing apples with apples.
"But 160 litres per day is quite achievable I believe. It just needs people to take on water saving tips that we've discussed before and that are available on the council website."
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