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

99%

Updated Wed 1st Feb

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Wed 1st Feb

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

North Coast Post Flood Weeds
2 February 2023

North Coast Post Flood Weeds

Local Council Weed Officers present information to help you identify weeds of high priority on the North Coast. Read more...

Emerging technologies increase water sustainability
30 January 2023

Emerging technologies increase water sustainability

Rous has been working in partnership with Cape Byron Power for more than two years to monitor water consumption and develop projects that optimise its town water use as part part of Rous's Sustainable Water Partner Program. Read more...

Regenerating Fosters Spur
16 January 2023

Regenerating Fosters Spur

... one tree at a time. Read more...

Yarning Circles
12 January 2023

Yarning Circles

A Q&A with Greg Telford, our Reconciliation Liaison Officer. Read more...