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

100%

Updated Sun 14th Aug

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Sun 14th Aug

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Leak detection program
26 July 2022

Leak detection program

From August 1, Rous will be conducting leak detection activities in areas of concern. Read more...

We're back!
30 June 2022

We're back!

After four months of working remotely following flood damage to our administrative building, we are now back in the office and open to the public. Read more...

Temporary relocation
11 March 2022

Temporary relocation

Richmond Water Laboratories are currently trading from the Department of Primary Industries, located at 1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar. The RWL are a NATA accredited water and environmental testing laboratory with over a decade of experience. If you need to drop off samples, please call (02) 6623 3888 beforehand. Read more...

NSW Government support to fix flood damaged infrastructure
1 June 2022

NSW Government support to fix flood damaged infrastructure

Rous County Council to receive funding from the NSW Government to repair water infrastructure impacted in the February and March floods. Read more...