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

76%

 

Updated Wed 20th Nov

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

60%

 

Updated Wed 20th Nov

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Council to bring in Level 1 water restrictions early
20 November 2019

Council to bring in Level 1 water restrictions early

Rous County Council is implementing Level 1 water restrictions when the Rocky Creek Dam level reaches 70 per cent. Water consumption across the Rous supply area for October and November has been more than 20 per cent higher than the same period in 2018. Read more...

Residents asked to continue conserving water
15 November 2019

Residents asked to continue conserving water

Council is urging people to be conservative with their water use through the weekend. This is to ensure there is enough water in the system should fire impact any infrastructure that Council staff cannot immediately attend to. Read more...

Fire updates
15 November 2019

Fire updates

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Council welcomes water quality win at Rocky Mouth Creek
21 October 2019

Council welcomes water quality win at Rocky Mouth Creek

Rous County Council is celebrating better water quality through the implementation of their Active Floodgate Management Plan at Rocky Mouth Creek, near Woodburn on the Richmond River floodplain. Read more...