Water for life

Rous County Council is a county council constituted under the Local Government Act 1993.  Council has three main functions:

Bulk water supply: Council is the regional water supply authority providing water in bulk to the council areas.  A population of around 100,000 is serviced by this water supply system with the actual area of operations being approximately 3,000km2.
Weed biosecurity: Council undertakes a wide range of activities to combat the spread of targeted weeds across the local area.
Flood mitigation: Council is a flood mitigation authority operating across the local government areas of Ballina, Lismore and Richmond Valley.  

 

About Our Water Sources

Rocky Creek Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

99%

Updated Wed 25th Jan

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Wed 25th Jan

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Regenerating Fosters Spur
16 January 2023

Regenerating Fosters Spur

... one tree at a time. Read more...

Yarning Circles
12 January 2023

Yarning Circles

A Q&A with Greg Telford, our Reconciliation Liaison Officer. Read more...

New land acquisition
10 January 2023

New land acquisition

Rous County Council is in negotiations with Ballina Shire Council to purchase a parcel of land suitable for the development of a groundwater treatment plant to move the Alstonville groundwater scheme forward. Read more...

Development Servicing Plans
19 December 2022

Development Servicing Plans

A revised Bulk Water Supply Development Servicing Plan (DSP) and a new Retail Water Supply DSP are available for comment. Submissions close 5pm Thursday, 2 February 2023. Read more...