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: It 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 noxious weeds across the local area.
Flood mitigation: Council is a flood mitigation authority operating across the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley.  

 

About Our Water Sources

Rocky Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

98%

 

Updated Tue 20th Nov

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Tue 20th Nov

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Planned water supply interruption
13 November 2018

Planned water supply interruption

While every effort is made to minimise the impact of work on customers, planned water supply interruptions are required from time to time. Read more...

Rocky Creek Dam Boardwalk - section closed for repairs
13 November 2018

Rocky Creek Dam Boardwalk - section closed for repairs

During a recent storm, a large tree fell on the Rocky Creek Dam footbridge which links the two boardwalks in the park. Read more...

Council adopts a new Operational Plan
15 October 2018

Council adopts a new Operational Plan

A snap-shot of upcoming activities for 2018/19. Read more...