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

86%

 

Updated Tue 15th Oct

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

87%

 

Updated Tue 15th Oct

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Water supply interruptions
2019

Water supply interruptions

Rous County Council is planning to carry out major maintenance works on a section of our 525mm diameter water main supplying water to the reservoir at St Helena in Talofa on the 9 October 2019. Read more...

Restore the Big Scrub along Wilsons River
12 September 2019

Restore the Big Scrub along Wilsons River

The community is being called on to help grow the critically endangered rainforest by planting 1,000 trees at the Wilsons River tidal pool on Friday 20 September. Read more...

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition
22 August 2019

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition

From the wildly original to simple changes in habit, top water-saving ideas have been recognised in the first 160 Litre Challenge Competition. Five winners from across the region were presented with more than $5,000 in prizes. Read more...