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

71%

 

Updated Thu 5th Dec

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

59%

 

Updated Thu 5th Dec

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Level 1 water restrictions come into effect on Saturday 7 December 2019
6 December 2019

Level 1 water restrictions come into effect on Saturday 7 December 2019

Level 1 water restrictions will apply to the council areas of Ballina (including Wardell and Meerschaum Vale), Byron, Lismore, and Richmond Valley (excluding land to the west of Coraki) as of Saturday 7 December 2019. Read more...

Fire updates
15 November 2019

Fire updates

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Council welcomes water quality win at Rocky Mouth Creek
21 October 2019

Council welcomes water quality win at Rocky Mouth Creek

Rous County Council is celebrating better water quality through the implementation of their Active Floodgate Management Plan at Rocky Mouth Creek, near Woodburn on the Richmond River floodplain. Read more...