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

85%

 

Updated Mon 17th Jun

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Mon 17th Jun

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Lismore Biosecurity Forum 2019
14 June 2019

Lismore Biosecurity Forum 2019

Ants, wild dogs and weeds have been named big issues at this year's Lismore Biosecurity Forum. Regenerative agriculture and Indigenous land care practices topped and tailed the day to set the tone for the forum, which was described by many as 'thought-provoking' and 'down to earth'. Read more...

Green Innovation Awards
30 May 2019

Green Innovation Awards

Young water savers show the way to a brighter future. Read more...

Primex 2019
18 May 2019

Primex 2019

The biological control of weeds and rainwater tank rebates have sparked the curiosity of landholders and residents visiting the Rous County Council site at the 35th annual Primex at Casino. Read more...

'Purple plague' appears in Nimbin
7 May 2019

'Purple plague' appears in Nimbin

One of the most invasive and destructive weeds known to the North Coast has been identified and controlled at a Nimbin property by a Rous County Council Biosecurity Officer this week. This is the first new Miconia plant discovery in five years in Australia. Read more...