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 Wed 10th Apr

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Wed 10th Apr

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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...

Smart meter rollout
11 March 2024

Smart meter rollout

Rous rolls out digital smart water meters to improve regional water sustainability and security. Read more...

National framework for purified recycled water treatments
11 March 2024

National framework for purified recycled water treatments

Rous partners with Water Research Australia to support a national framework for purified recycled water treatments, Read more...

Chairperson and Deputy elected
28 February 2024

Chairperson and Deputy elected

Chairperson and Deputy elected to lead Rous County Council through to the September 2024 local government election. Read more...