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 Creek Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

84%

 

Updated Tue 19th Mar

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

67%

 

Updated Tue 19th Mar

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

UPDATE: UNPLANNED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION AFFECTING ROUS CUSTOMERS BETWEEN TAYLORS ROAD, BANGALOW AND KNOCKROW
16 March 2019

UPDATE: UNPLANNED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION AFFECTING ROUS CUSTOMERS BETWEEN TAYLORS ROAD, BANGALOW AND KNOCKROW

Customers directly off the Rous 300 water main between Taylors Road Bangalow and Knockrow may have been experiencing low pressure or no water. The supply issue has been resolved and water is being re-introduced into the water main. This make several hours to refill and provide sufficient pressure, particularly for properties at higher elevations. An SMS to affected customers will be sent when normal water supply pressures have been reinstated. Read more...

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs
6 December 2018

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs

Council has had several reports of dogs being off-leash at the Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve. Read more...

Rous County councillors appointed to new NSW-wide water advisory group
3 December 2018

Rous County councillors appointed to new NSW-wide water advisory group

Two Rous County councillors are set to play an important role in helping shape the future direction for the delivery of water supply services to regional communities throughout NSW. Read more...