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

88%

 

Updated Mon 20th May

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Mon 20th May

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Draft Pesticide Notification Plan 2019-2024
14 May 2019

Draft Pesticide Notification Plan 2019-2024

Submissions are invited from members of the public on the Draft Pesticide Notification Plan 2019-2024. Read more...

'Purple plague' appears in Nimbin
7 May 2019

'Purple plague' appears in Nimbin

One of the most invasive and destructive weeds known to the North Coast has been identified and controlled at a Nimbin property by a Rous County Council Biosecurity Officer this week. This is the first new Miconia plant discovery in five years in Australia. Read more...

Council initiates 160 Litre Challenge to combat region's burdening water pressures
27 March 2019

Council initiates 160 Litre Challenge to combat region's burdening water pressures

To combat growing water demand pressures, on World Water Day 2019, Rous County Council launched the 160 Litre Challenge, a water saving campaign to motivate people into being mindful of the way they consume water in the household. Read more...

Tenders, Submissions and Public Exhibition documents
2019

Tenders, Submissions and Public Exhibition documents

Tenders, submissions and public exhibition documents currently available for comment. Read more...