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 Sat 20th Jul

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Sat 20th Jul

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Project deferred
17 July 2024

Project deferred

Replacement of water main: Bangalow Road and Paterson Street, Byron Bay. Read more...

Remediation grant secured
11 July 2024

Remediation grant secured

Rous secures $6.9 Million grant for Bungawalbin Levee remediation. Read more...

On exhibition
2 July 2024

On exhibition

Council's Draft Retail Water Customer Account Assistance policy is on public exhibition until 22 July 2024. Read more...

Boardwalk closed
13 June 2024

Boardwalk closed

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