Water For Life

Rous Water is the regional water supply authority providing potable water in bulk to the Council areas of Lismore (excluding Nimbin), Ballina (excluding Wardell), Byron (excluding Mullumbimby) and Richmond Valley (excluding land to the west of Coraki).

The regional supply network includes approximately 40,100 connections within the reticulation areas of these constituent Councils, and around 2,030 retail connections to the Rous Water trunk main system. A population of around 100,000 is serviced by this water supply system with the actual area of operations being approximately 3,000km2. The principal source of our supply network is Rocky Creek Dam, situated 25 kilometres north of Lismore near the village of Dunoon.

About Our Water Sources

Rocky Dam
 

Rocky Creek Dam

Current dam level

100%

 

Updated Sat 6th Feb

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Emigrant Creek
 

Water Restrictions

Everyday Water Saving Measures

Updated Sat 6th Feb

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News

Latest news and updates from Rous Water.

Notice of Interruption to Water Supply
4 February 2016

Notice of Interruption to Water Supply

Customers on McGettigans Lane, between Taylors and Sunrise Lanes (including Hill View Place), Ewingsdale, will have a water supply interruption on Friday, 5 February 2016. Read more...

Permits required for groups at Rocky Creek Dam
31 August 2015

Permits required for groups at Rocky Creek Dam

From 2014, Rous Water asks groups planning on visiting Rocky Creek Dam to obtain a temporary permit. Rous Water encourages schools and other groups to use Rocky Creek Dam; it is a wonderful outdoor classroom with excellent visitor amenities. If you require assistance, we will be happy to help with the new permit system. Read more...

Activities at Rocky Creek Dam
31 August 2015

Activities at Rocky Creek Dam

On the shores of Rocky Creek Dam, a grassy picnic area winds its way through stands of shady rainforest trees. There are picnic tables and gas barbecues, a sheltered picnic area and plenty of room for the kids to run around. Close to the carpark and amenities block, there is an adventurous forest playground and the start of several walks. Along these walks, you will find more beautiful picnic spots in hidden rainforest glades. Read more...