Water For Life

Rous County Council is a county council constituted under the Local Government Act 1993.  Rous County Council has three main functions:

Bulk water supply: It 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 noxious weeds across the local area.
Flood mitigation: Council is a flood mitigation authority operating across the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley.  

 

About Our Water Sources

Rocky Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Mon 24th Apr

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Mon 24th Apr

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Public exhibition: 'Payment of expenses and provisions of facilities for chairpeson and councillors' policy
17 March 2017

Public exhibition: 'Payment of expenses and provisions of facilities for chairpeson and councillors' policy

The Payment of expenses and provision of facilities for chairperson and councillors policy has been reviewed taking into account feedback from councillors and the Guidelines for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities for Mayors and Councillors in NSW. A period of public consultation has now commenced closing Thursday, 13 April 2017. Read more...

Drought Management Plan
8 September 2016

Drought Management Plan

At its 17 August 2016 meeting, Rous County Council adopted the draft Regional Drought Management Plan. Read more...