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

98%

 

Updated Tue 22nd Jun

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Tue 22nd Jun

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Submissions closed
31 May 2021

Submissions closed

The FWP2060 public exhibition period is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback. The submissions will be reviewed and a report provided to Council at a meeting in July 2021. 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...

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...