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 Sun 21st May

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sun 21st May

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Public consultation: 'Integrated Planning and Reporting' and 'Disability Inclusion Action Plan'
17 May 2017

Public consultation: 'Integrated Planning and Reporting' and 'Disability Inclusion Action Plan'

On 17 May 2017 Council approved the commencement of a public consultation period for its proposed new corporate plan; the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework. Council's current framework was adopted in 2012 and is due for review following the local government election in September 2016. Council's Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017/2021 is also available for public consultation. Read more...

Council wins second prize in StateCover WHS Excellence Awards 2017
1 May 2017

Council wins second prize in StateCover WHS Excellence Awards 2017

Rous County Council's innovative approach to safety in the workplace has won second prize in the StateCover WHS Excellence Awards 2017. Rous' General Manager, Mr Kyme Lavelle said, the Awards recognise the achievements of councils that have adopted initiatives to improve health, safety and wellbeing standards in the workplace. Read more...

Drought Management Plan
8 September 2016

Drought Management Plan

At its 17 August 2016 meeting, Rous County Council adopted the draft Regional Drought Management Plan. Read more...