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

97%

 

Updated Tue 2nd Jun

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Tue 2nd Jun

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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...

Rocky Creek Dam facilities remain closed to the public
27 May 2020

Rocky Creek Dam facilities remain closed to the public

Although restrictions are being lifted around NSW, Rous County Council advises that the recreation facilities at Rocky Creek Dam remain closed to the public until further notice. Read more...

St Helena pipeline upgrade
18 May 2020

St Helena pipeline upgrade

Rous County Council has begun construction on the new St Helena pipeline, with Stage 1 running from Dorroughby to the Clunes Cross Connection. Read more...