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

98%

 

Updated Sun 8th Jul

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sun 8th Jul

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

SMS and email alert notifications
16 July 2018

SMS and email alert notifications

Council has commenced issuing SMS and email alert notifications if your water account is overdue for payment, or to request that you contact us about your water account. We may also issue alerts from time to time to advise you of other important factual information, such as planned water outages. Read more...

2018 Green Innovation Awards
31 May 2018

2018 Green Innovation Awards

Students were the stars of the day as politicians, industry leaders, scientists and educators gathered at Trinity Catholic College to award the first annual Green Innovation Awards. Read more...

Regional Demand Management Plan 2019-2022
26 June 2018

Regional Demand Management Plan 2019-2022

The Regional Demand Management Plan (RDMP) describes the water supply demand management initiatives to be implemented in the local government areas (LGAs) of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley over the next four years (2019-2022). Read more...

Maintenance works planned for Emigrant Creek Dam
5 June 2018

Maintenance works planned for Emigrant Creek Dam

Maintenance works will be carried out on the Emigrant Creek Dam anchorage system over the coming months. To facilitate these works, water will be let out of the dam to reduce the dam's storage to approximately three (3) metres below the full supply level. The dam's current level is close to 95% capacity. Read more...