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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

92%

 

Updated Tue 24th Nov

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

94%

 

Updated Tue 24th Nov

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Council awarded $250,000 grant
20 November 2020

Council awarded $250,000 grant

The grant will be used to help control weed infestations of Tropical Soda Apple on priority areas affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Read more...

Parthenium outbreak
1 October 2020

Parthenium outbreak

As Parthenium is known to cause respiratory and other health issues, it is advised you exercise extreme caution if you suspect it is on your property. Report immediately, move all livestock away from that area and do not attempt to remove any plants yourself. Read more...

Amazonian Frogbit outbreak
16 September 2020

Amazonian Frogbit outbreak

An outbreak of Amazonian Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum), an invasive water weed, has recently been discovered along a 36-kilometre stretch of water near Lismore, Northern NSW. Read more...