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

83%

 

Updated Thu 18th Apr

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

85%

 

Updated Thu 18th Apr

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Council initiates 160 Litre Challenge to combat region's burdening water pressures
27 March 2019

Council initiates 160 Litre Challenge to combat region's burdening water pressures

To combat growing water demand pressures, on World Water Day 2019, Rous County Council launched the 160 Litre Challenge, a water saving campaign to motivate people into being mindful of the way they consume water in the household. Read more...

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs
6 December 2018

Dog owners reminded that Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve is an on-leash area for dogs

Council has had several reports of dogs being off-leash at the Rocky Creek Dam Rainforest and Water Reserve. Read more...

Public submissions invited: Amended Code of Meeting Practice
20 April 2019

Public submissions invited: Amended Code of Meeting Practice

Submissions are invited from members of the public on Council's amended Code of Meeting Practice. Submission may be made up until 12 noon Friday 31 May 2019 Read more...