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: Council 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 targeted weeds across the local area.
Flood mitigation: Council is a flood mitigation authority operating across the local government areas of Ballina, Lismore and Richmond Valley.  

 

About Our Water Sources

Rocky Creek Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Fri 21st Feb

Emigrant Creek Dam
 

Emigrant Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Fri 21st Feb

News

Latest news and updates from Rous County Council.

Blackwater event
21 February 2020

Blackwater event

After recent flooding of low-lying areas of the floodplain, the Richmond River estuary is now low in dissolved oxygen Read more...

Water restrictions lifted
13 February 2020

Water restrictions lifted

After a night of heavy rainfall in the Rocky Creek Dam catchment, the dam level is at full supply with more than 300mm flowing over the spillway on Thursday morning. Read more...

Bangalow public water fill station is now operational
3 February 2020

Bangalow public water fill station is now operational

Rous County Council's new public water fill station in Bangalow now open. Read more...