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 Wed 19th Jan

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Wed 19th Jan

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Making the switch to recycled water
20 January 2021

Making the switch to recycled water

Rous County Council is proud to partner with Byron Shire Council and the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, through their recycled water project. The hotel's toilets are serviced by Byron Shire Council's recycled water scheme. This work is estimated to reduce demand on our regions' drinking water supply by more than 4 million litres each year. Read more...

Now open to the public
16 December 2021

Now open to the public

Rous Cultural, Environmental and Information Centre | Lismore Visitors Centre is open to the public. Read more...

Sustainable Water Partner Program
28 September 2021

Sustainable Water Partner Program

Local Goonellabah business has accomplished a potential annual water saving of more than 470 thousand litres per year. Read more...

Sustainable Water Partner Program
1 September 2021

Sustainable Water Partner Program

Installing smart-metering has been an important step for Discovery Parks Ballina in gaining access to more frequent, accurate and timely water consumption data. Read more...