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

94%

 

Updated Sun 18th Aug

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Sun 18th Aug

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition
22 August 2019

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition

From the wildly original to simple changes in habit, top water-saving ideas have been recognised in the first 160 Litre Challenge Competition. Five winners from across the region were presented with more than $5,000 in prizes. Read more...

2019 Big Scrub Rainforest Day program announced!
19 August 2019

2019 Big Scrub Rainforest Day program announced!

Four jam-packed days have been announced for the 21st annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day from 19-22 September. There are 16 activities in idyllic locations across the Big Scrub landscape. Read more...

New funding to tackle weeds together
8 August 2019

New funding to tackle weeds together

North Coast Landcare groups have received a significant boost from Rous County Council and North Coast Local Land Services to support community action against the region's weeds. The $120,000 pilot program Read more...

Rous County Council wins top innovation award
6 August 2019

Rous County Council wins top innovation award

Rous County Council's winning relationship with the Big Scrub Rainforest Day has been recognised through a state-wide award. Read more...