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 Tue 4th May

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Tue 4th May

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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...

Public submission - Draft Delivery program/Operational plan
4 May 2021

Public submission - Draft Delivery program/Operational plan

A copy of the above document is available here. Submissions are invited until 9.00am Tuesday 1 June 2021 by email at council@rous.nsw.gov.au Read more...

Lismore Tree Services at Rocky Creek Dam
29 April 2021

Lismore Tree Services at Rocky Creek Dam

Lismore Tree Services will be at Rocky Creek Dam on Monday, 10 May and Tuesday, 11 May (weather permitting). The Park will remain open, however signage will be erected warning visitors to stay clear. Read more...

Exhibition period now open
1 April 2021

Exhibition period now open

The revised draft Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy is now on public exhibition for a period of eight (8) weeks, closing 28 May 2021. Read more...