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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 Sun 11th Apr

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Sun 11th Apr

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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...

Sustainable Water Partner Program
18 March 2021

Sustainable Water Partner Program

Rous County Council acknowledges Southern Cross University (SCU) for its commitment to water efficiency and sustainability, achieving significant water savings. Equipment and technology upgrades at SCU have resulted in significant water savings. This project has been implemented with support through Rous County Council's Sustainable Water Partner Program. Read more...

Dunoon Dam shelved, focus on groundwater and recycled water
22 December 2020

Dunoon Dam shelved, focus on groundwater and recycled water

At Rous County Council's meeting on 16 December 2020 Councillors resolved not to continue with the proposed Dunoon Dam and instead focus on groundwater and recycled water for the region's long-term water security. Read more...