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

99%

 

Updated Wed 13th Dec

View dam level trend
Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Wed 13th Dec

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Animations seek to improve the health of local waterways
13 December 2017

Animations seek to improve the health of local waterways

A vibrant new animation series is asking the community in the Richmond River catchment to Love it or Lose it. The thought-provoking animations are a collaboration between local Richmond River catchment councils and will premiere across local television, cinema and online this week. Watch the animations and complete the survey for your chance to win double pass movie tickets - drawn each and every month until December 2018! 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...

Temporary closure of Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve
4 October 2017

Temporary closure of Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve

Rous County Council's Rocky Creek Dam Water and Rainforest Reserve at Dorroughby will be closed for two months from 24 October to mid-December while major upgrade works to the park amenity and carpark layout are undertaken. Read more...

Dewatering of Emigrant Creek Dam
3 October 2017

Dewatering of Emigrant Creek Dam

Maintenance works will be carried out on the Emigrant Creek Dam anchorage system over the coming weeks. To facilitate these works, water will be let out of the dam to reduce the dam's storage to approximately three metres below the full supply level. Read more...