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 24th Jun

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sun 24th Jun

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

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...

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...

Students lead the way in improving the health of the Wilsons River
14 May 2018

Students lead the way in improving the health of the Wilsons River

Around 800 students from seven Lismore schools have lent a hand to help improve the health of the Wilsons River. For the past three years, the schools have participated in a program run by Rous County Council and EnviTE. Read more...