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 Mon 5th Dec

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Mon 5th Dec

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Rous wins Employment Diversity Award
4 October 2022

Rous wins Employment Diversity Award

Rous County Council is delighted to announce it has received the Employment Diversity Award (Regional) as part of the 2022 Ministers' Awards for Women in Local Government. Read more...

Meet Xavier
23 November 2022

Meet Xavier

Positive workplace culture impresses Rous's new student engineer. Read more...

Draft Scoping Study now on exhibition
21 November 2022

Draft Scoping Study now on exhibition

Northern Rivers councils are taking a whole-catchment approach to develop a new long-term strategy to protect and improve the health of the Richmond River estuary. Submissions close 5pm Friday, 16 December 2022. Read more...

A taste of outdoor work life
14 November 2022

A taste of outdoor work life

A day in the life of Rous's outdoor staff has given the People and Performance leadership team an opportunity to experience the workplace from a different perspective, far from a climate-controlled office. Read more...