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

78%

 

Updated Wed 13th Nov

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

66%

 

Updated Wed 13th Nov

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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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Public exhibition
13 November 2019

Public exhibition

Presentation of Financial Statements year ending 30 June 2019. Submissions close on or before 19 November 2019. Read more...