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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

100%

 

Updated Tue 15th Sep

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Tue 15th Sep

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Big Scrub Rainforest Day
16 September 2020

Big Scrub Rainforest Day

This year, the Big Scrub Rainforest Day will be held as a free online event this Sunday, 20 September. Read more for details and registration link. 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-kilometer stretch of water near Lismore, Northern NSW. Read more...

Next steps for the proposed Future Water Project 2060
14 September 2020

Next steps for the proposed Future Water Project 2060

The 10-week public exhibition period for the Future Water Project 2060 (FWP2060) closed on 9 September 2020. Public submissions made during this time will now be collated by an external consultant. Read more...

Future Water Project reports
2 June 2020

Future Water Project reports

In 2014 the Future Water Strategy recommended 3 key actions be undertaken as part of securing a future water supply for Rous County Council's region. The actions have been completed and the accompanying reports are available to the public. Read more...