Water restrictions

Click on the following link to find out how you can save water around your home Everyday Water Saving Measures. Everyday Water Saving Measures are recommended in all areas supplied by Rous County Council.

After one of the driest winters ever, and record high temperatures in some parts of the country, the next three months are likely to see a warm spring. Warmer sea surface temperatures to the north and east of Australia are likely to continue, increasing the chances of a warmer than usual spring across the north, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Tasmania. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting for most of the country, there are roughly equal chances of a wetter or drier spring. Both ENSO and the IOD are neutral, resulting in no strong or widespread outlook for wetter or drier conditions.

 

Water restrictions

The Regional Drought Management Plan has been put together to ensure continued water supply during drought conditions in order to meet water user, public health and firefighting needs.

Level 1 water restrictions will be introduced when the water level in Rocky Creek Dam falls below 60%. The Regional Drought Management Plan aims to provide a consistent restriction regime for all water supplies across the Rous County Council supply region incorporating Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley Local Government areas.  For more information about water restrictions please view the Regional Drought Management Plan or contact us by calling 02 6623 3800.