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 Mon 20th May

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Mon 20th May

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

OzWater'24
7 May 2024

OzWater'24

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

On exhibition
22 April 2024

On exhibition

Council's Draft Operational Plan and Statement of Revenue Policy for 2024-2025 are now on public exhibition until 24 May 2024. Read more...

Improved monitoring processes
15 April 2024

Improved monitoring processes

An underwater drone will assist Rous with reservoir integrity inspections. Read more...

Blue-green algae alert lifted
18 March 2024

Blue-green algae alert lifted

Emigrant Creek Dam blue-green algae alert has been lifted. Read more...