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 Sat 24th Jun

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sat 24th Jun

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Resignation of Rous County Council General Manager
21 June 2017

Resignation of Rous County Council General Manager

The Chair of Rous County Council, Councillor Robert Mustow, today announced he had received a resignation from the General Manager, Kyme Lavelle Read more...

Integrated Planning and Reporting
27 June 2017

Integrated Planning and Reporting

Rous County Council approved its Integrated Planning and Reporting framework on 21 June 2017. Read more...

Disability Inclusion Action Plan
27 June 2017

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

As a result of the introduction of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, Rous County Council approved its first Disability Inclusion Action Plan on 21 June 2017. The plan is designed to support the community through recognising and removing barriers to access and inclusion wherever possible. Read more...