Level four water restrictions will remain in place for Eurobodalla Shire residents and businesses.
The council says while there's been significant rain, it will take months of pumping from the shire's rivers to refill Deep Creek Dam, now sitting around 50 percent full.
Follow up rain will also be required to keep the river flows high enough for pumping for continue.
A spokesperson said level four restrictions will need to stay in place until the dam is at a higher level, and the council is satisfied rivers will continue flowing sufficiently to resupply the dam.
These restrictions apply only to outdoor water use, prohibiting use of hoses and sprinklers.
Gardens can be watered using water cans filled at the tap. Cars can be washed with buckets only.
Businesses impacted by level four water restrictions can contact the council to discuss a variation.