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 Sat 24th Jul

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Sat 24th Jul

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Future Water Project 2060 adopted
21 July 2021

Future Water Project 2060 adopted

The Clarence-Moreton Basin deep below Alstonville's aquifer, along with Tyagarah's underground water resources are set to help secure the regional water supply for at least the next 20 years. Read more...

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs
20 July 2021

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs

Council has had several reports of dogs being off-leash at the Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve. Read more...

Rocky Creek Dam Reserve
30 June 2021

Rocky Creek Dam Reserve

The results of research into the non-market value of tourism and recreational services provided by Rocky Creek Dam Reserve provide valuable insight into the where, why and what of people visiting the reserve. Read more...

Albert Park School tree planting
6 May 2021

Albert Park School tree planting

There was no shortage of green thumbs at Albert Park School's tree planting event yesterday! Read more...