Who we are

Rous County Council has three main functions:

Bulk water supply: We are the regional water supply authority providing water in bulk to the council areas of the Northern Rivers. 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: We undertake a wide range of activities to combat the spread of targeted weeds across the Northern Rivers.
Flood mitigation: We are 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 16th Jun

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Sun 16th Jun

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Boardwalk closed
13 June 2024

Boardwalk closed

Emigrant Creek Dam boardwalk closed until further notice. Read more...

Monitoring our drinking water
12 June 2024

Monitoring our drinking water

Our treatment plants utilise advanced filtration and purification methods to remove contaminants, ensuring the water meets all health and safety standards. Read more...

Fosters Spur update
24 May 2024

Fosters Spur update

The Bush Regeneration Team has completed Stage 4 of Rous's long-term regeneration project at Fosters Spur. Read more...

OzWater'24
7 May 2024

OzWater'24

Rous attends Australia's leading water conference. Read more...