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

91%

 

Updated Fri 13th Sep

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

99%

 

Updated Fri 13th Sep

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Tenders and Public Exhibition documents
2019

Tenders and Public Exhibition documents

Tenders and public exhibition documents currently available for comment. Read more...

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition
22 August 2019

Water-wise winners announced for 160 Litre Challenge Competition

From the wildly original to simple changes in habit, top water-saving ideas have been recognised in the first 160 Litre Challenge Competition. Five winners from across the region were presented with more than $5,000 in prizes. Read more...

2019 Big Scrub Rainforest Day program announced!
19 August 2019

2019 Big Scrub Rainforest Day program announced!

Four jam-packed days have been announced for the 21st annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day from 19-22 September. There are 16 activities in idyllic locations across the Big Scrub landscape. Read more...

New funding to tackle weeds together
8 August 2019

New funding to tackle weeds together

North Coast Landcare groups have received a significant boost from Rous County Council and North Coast Local Land Services to support community action against the region's weeds. The $120,000 pilot program Read more...