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

98%

 

Updated Wed 29th Dec

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

93%

 

Updated Wed 29th Dec

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Blue-green algae alert at Emigrant Creek Dam
22 November 2021

Blue-green algae alert at Emigrant Creek Dam

Emigrant Creek Dam blue-green algae alert downgraded to Medium. Read more...

Sustainable Water Partner Program
28 September 2021

Sustainable Water Partner Program

Local Goonellabah business has accomplished a potential annual water saving of more than 470 thousand litres per year. Read more...

Sustainable Water Partner Program
1 September 2021

Sustainable Water Partner Program

Installing smart-metering has been an important step for Discovery Parks Ballina in gaining access to more frequent, accurate and timely water consumption data. Read more...

New technology to monitor water quality in the Richmond River
20 August 2021

New technology to monitor water quality in the Richmond River

A collaborative project between Rous County Council, Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE). Read more...