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 Tue 20th Feb

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Tue 20th Feb

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Blue-green algae level reduction
14 February 2024

Blue-green algae level reduction

Emigrant Creek Dam blue-green algae status: Low Alert. Read more...

Notice of intent
13 February 2024

Notice of intent

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

Working at Rous
17 January 2024

Working at Rous

In this series that showcases "Working at Rous", we explore some of our team members' "why" and their roles. Read more...

Level 1 water restrictions have been delayed
23 November 2023

Level 1 water restrictions have been delayed

The activation of Level 1 water restrictions are not expected before Christmas due to higher than anticipated rainfall in the region during November. Read more...