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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 Thu 21st Jan

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Thu 21st Jan

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Dunoon Dam shelved, focus on groundwater and recycled water
22 December 2020

Dunoon Dam shelved, focus on groundwater and recycled water

At Rous County Council's meeting on 16 December 2020 Councillors resolved not to continue with the proposed Dunoon Dam and instead focus on groundwater and recycled water for the region's long-term water security. Read more...

Integrated water management strategy
9 December 2020

Integrated water management strategy

Rous County Council's plan to future-proof the region's water supply will be tabled at Council's ordinary meeting on 16 December 2020. Read more...

Council awarded $250,000 grant
20 November 2020

Council awarded $250,000 grant

The grant will be used to help control weed infestations of Tropical Soda Apple on priority areas affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Read more...