Money-back schemes for household water systems and reviewing smaller towns' water security are among the 33 recommendations Namoi Unlimited's Water for the Future strategy outlines.
These two are also part of the 17 short-term recommendations the five member councils will be putting into place in the next three years.
The report recommends looking into the potential for state rebate schemes to be introduced, so householders can purchase water-efficient taps, shower heads, water tanks, or astro-turf to further drought-proof their homes.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council mayor Andrew Hope said he believed residents of the Liverpool Plains shire (LPS) would be interested in these schemes because "there's a willingness out there to change [water] habits".
"Anything that saves water is a good thing. Water is a precious commodity," Cr Hope said.
"But we need to consult with the community before we roll it out to make sure we roll it out in the right way."
Cr Hope also backed the recommendation for the review of "smaller town urban areas and water security", as he said a number of the LPS villages "rely on water tanks and bores which can sometimes be problematic during the drought".
"Drought for us is also an issue outside the water network in our rural areas and we are working in all those areas to improve our village supplies," he said.
"With the Willow Tree, Wallabadah, Quirindi, Werris Creek supplies we would be absolutely fine but in our smaller villages we know there's stuff to be done."
Long-term recommendations in the strategy include making water sources available to individual landowners under certain conditions in the LPS, Tamworth, and Gwydir local government areas, the redistribution of recycled waste water from local farm schemes to local commercial or industrial operations, and the consideration of piping and underground storage via pipeline between dams and other storage areas.