BATHURST Regional Council is continuing to see a higher volume of complaints about potential breaches of water restrictions.
There were 15 new complaints/inquiries raised with council during the month of October, three more than were raised during September.
Numbers had been declining since March, but started to rise after water restrictions were eased on August 28.
In addition to the new complaints, council had to send out 21 courtesy letters last month, compared to 14 in September and just two in August.
Director of Engineering Services, Darren Sturgiss, noted in his latest report that the 21 letters "resulted in changes and compliance".
To the end of October, council has received a total of 379 complaints and sent 251 courtesy letters reminding people of the restrictions.
It has been months since council has had to send warning letters or fine people for breaching the rules.
Those totals remain at 15 and four respectively.
While there has been an increase in complaints, water consumption remains at impressive levels.
Demand on the town water supply continues to average 9.7 megalitres per day, which is up 0.9ML/d from the figure cited in Mr Sturgiss' report last month, but still considered a good number.
"This is an excellent result from the Bathurst community," he said.
"Residential consumption for the last month has averaged 131L/person/day, which is well below the 2014 Drought Management Plan expectations of 219 L/p/d for level three, and 183L/p/d for level four; this consumption is well below level five (159) and is just above level six (129) requirements."
Thanks to more regular rainfall, Chifley Dam has remained full since mid-September.
Bathurst received rain as recently as this week, with more than 10 millimetres reported across Monday and Tuesday.
Level three water restrictions remain in place for the Bathurst region.