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: 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 Sat 21st Apr

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sat 21st Apr

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Rocky Creek Dam reopened to the public
29 March 2018

Rocky Creek Dam reopened to the public

The Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve has reopened to the public, after a major upgrade of the Reserve car park and entrance. Located at Dorroughby, the Rous County Council Reserve has undergone major improvements to include more car and bus parking and sealed roadways, bringing the facilities up to date with traffic and accessibility standards. Rous County Council thanks the community for their patience and cooperation while this important upgrade occurred. Read more...

Schools pitch in to help improve riverbank health and water quailty
27 March 2018

Schools pitch in to help improve riverbank health and water quailty

Last week 500 rainforest plants were used to revegetate the banks of the Wilsons River. Thanks to the Rous County Council bush regeneration team and students from Trinity Catholic College. Read more...

Landholder's guide to looking after waterways in the Richmond catchment
4 December 2017

Landholder's guide to looking after waterways in the Richmond catchment

This booklet aims to provide landholders in the Richmond catchment with practical guidelines for waterway management that seek to balance land use with resource protection. Get your free copy by downloading here or pick up from Rous County Council, North Coast Local Land Services or Richmond Landcare Inc. Read more...