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

95%

 

Updated Tue 13th Aug

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Tue 13th Aug

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

New funding to tackle weeds together
8 August 2019

New funding to tackle weeds together

North Coast Landcare groups have received a significant boost from Rous County Council and North Coast Local Land Services to support community action against the region's weeds. The $120,000 pilot program Read more...

Rous County Council wins top innovation award
6 August 2019

Rous County Council wins top innovation award

Rous County Council's winning relationship with the Big Scrub Rainforest Day has been recognised through a state-wide award. Read more...

Local business a water saving leader
1 August 2019

Local business a water saving leader

Local family-run business Brookfarm is passionate about three things - macadamia products, community and the environment. In turning a rundown old dairy farm into a workable macadamia farm, the Brook family chose a sustainable path. Find out how they harvest rainwater. Read more...

Lismore Biosecurity Forum 2019
14 June 2019

Lismore Biosecurity Forum 2019

Ants, wild dogs and weeds have been named big issues at this year's Lismore Biosecurity Forum. Regenerative agriculture and Indigenous land care practices topped and tailed the day to set the tone for the forum, which was described by many as 'thought-provoking' and 'down to earth'. Read more...