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 Wed 5th Oct

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

Updated Wed 5th Oct

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2022
4 October 2022

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2022

The Big Scrub Rainforest Day returns to Rocky Creek Dam on Sunday, 30 October. Read more...

Business wind down
27 September 2022

Business wind down

Richmond Water Laboratories are currently trading from the Department of Primary Industries, located at 1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar, however will be winding down its operations. RWL will cease receiving samples for analysis, effective Friday, 28 October, with the last day of operations being Thursday, 30 November. Read more...

NSW Government support to fix flood damaged infrastructure
1 June 2022

NSW Government support to fix flood damaged infrastructure

Rous County Council to receive funding from the NSW Government to repair water infrastructure impacted in the February and March floods. Read more...