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

69%

 

Updated Fri 24th Jan

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

64%

 

Updated Fri 24th Jan

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Water supply interruptions
20 January 2020

Water supply interruptions

Planned interruption to water supply: Saturday, 1 February 2020. Read more...

Level 2 water restrictions set for 20 January 2020
13 January 2020

Level 2 water restrictions set for 20 January 2020

Poor rainfall outlook coupled with high water demand over the holiday period has prompted water restrictions to be elevated to Level 2 effective Monday, 20 January 2020. Read more...

New water fill station in Lismore now available to the public
24 December 2019

New water fill station in Lismore now available to the public

A new water fill station for use by the public has been installed by Rous County Council in response to intense drought conditions causing an increase in demand for water carters and delays in supply. Read more...

Bangalow public water fill station still not operational
23 December 2019

Bangalow public water fill station still not operational

Contrary to weekend media reports, Rous County Council's new public water fill station in Bangalow will not be opening 23 December. Read more...