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Rous Water decides to proceed with fluoride
Rous Water today resolved to proceed with the construction and operation of the Clunes,
Dorroughby, Corndale and Knockrow fluoridation plants. This follows previous decisions
by Richmond Valley, Lismore and Ballina Councils requesting that their public water
supplies be fluoridated.
Following debate of the issue Councillors Sullivan (Chair), Yarnall (Deputy Chair), Silver
and George voted in favour of the recommendation to proceed with fluoridation.
Voting against the proposal were Councillors Morrisey, Ekins, Staples and Johnson. The
Chair, Cr Col Sullivan exercised his casting vote which carried the recommendation.
“Rous Water will now proceed to call tenders for the construction of the fluoride dosing
plants which should be operational by early 2011.
All construction costs will be fully met by NSW Health and Rous Water will undertake a
project management role”, said Mr Kyme Lavelle, Rous Water, General Manager.
Rous Chairman Councillor Col Sullivan said “I am aware that the issue of fluoride is
politically sensitive and of significant interest to the community generally. Rous Water
has been instructed by NSW Health to provide fluoridated water to the Councils. Despite
all the argument for and against the proposition, today’s decision was simply about
Council complying with that direction”.
Clean Up Australia Day
Rous Water would like to extend a big thank you to all the hard-working volunteers that came along and helped with our Clean Up Australia Day event in early March.
Draft Future Water Strategy approved for public display
The draft Future Water Strategy outlines Rous Waterâ€™s long term strategy to ensure a secure and sustainable water supply until 2060. The draft strategy will be on public exhibition from mid-February 2014 until mid-April 2014, providing the community with an opportunity to provide their feedback and views.
New Chair for Rous Water
Ballina Shire Council's Deputy Mayor, Susan Meehan, was today elected as Chair of Rous Water for a term of 12 months.
Local businesses save water and receive funding
Rous Water Investigating Irregular Water Quality Tests
Rous Water and the NSW Ministry of Health have been investigating a number of irregular test results for water sourced from the Rocky Creek Dam near Lismore.
Targeted pesticide water monitoring program results
Rous Water has conducted a targeted pesticide water monitoring program in the Emigrant Creek and Wilsons River water supply systems.
Rous Water will give you up to $50 rebate when you buy and install a 3-star WELS rated showerhead.
Extraordinary Council Meeting
Extraordinary Council Meeting 13 December 2010
Every week is water week for Rous Water
National Water Week is an annual awareness week that aims to raise public interest and improve understanding of water issues. In 2010 Water Week will take place on 17-23 October with the theme: Australia’s most precious resource.
2 New Rebates for residential water customers
Rous Water is offering rebates to residential town water customers who purchase and install 3-star WELS rated showerheads and a selection of water saving products from 1 July 2010 until 30 June 2011.
Council to seek extension of deadline for fluoride
At Council’s meeting on 17 March 2010 the issue of the determination of the Review of Environmental Factors for the construction and operation of the Clunes, Dorroughby, Corndale and Knockrow fluoridation plants was further discussed.
Grant Enables 5-Star Water Aware Centre Project
Rous Water’s 5-Star Water Aware Centre Project for Early Childhood Centres has been given the go-ahead thanks to a successful application for a Public Facilities Grant from the Department of Environment and Climate Change. $63,000 has received for the project from the NSW Government's Climate Change Fund.
Rocky Creek Dam Reopens to the Public
Rocky Creek Dam has reopened following completion of the safety upgrading works to the dam embankment.
Book the NEW Catchment Model
Through a joint initiative, seven local Councils now have a captivating new education tool, the Richmond & Brunswick Catchment Model.
Comments invited on Fluoride Dosing Plants
The period of public consultation for the review of environmental factors (REF) for the construction and operation of fluoridation plants at Clunes, Knockrow, Dorroughby, Corndale and Marom Creek has been extended.
Children Save Water and Win Tanks
Welldone Alstonville Public, St Josephs Alstonville, Me & My House Childcare, Fox Street Preschool & SCU Childrens Centre.
National Water Week 18-24 October
Let’s make every week Water Week in our region! Find, use and enjoy games, songs, factsheets and more.
Frequently Asked Questions - Voluntary Permanent Water Saving Measures
answers to frequently asked questions relating to the voluntary permanent water saving measures introduced on 5 Oct 2009
Future Water Strategy PRG
Nominations are now open to join the Future Water Strategy Project Reference Group.
Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2013
Big Scrub Rainforest Day: Sunday, 15 September 2013, 'Amadan' - Jephcott Property, 654 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet.
Expressions of Interest
Environmental Flows - Aquatic Ecology Impact Assessment
Reconnecting to Country - Detailed Design process
Between April and June 2009, the four Reconnecting to Country local working groups hosted a series of community workshops
Voluntary Permanent Water Saving Measures
Rous Water and local Councils in the Rous region have introduced Voluntary Permanent Water Saving Measures
Rous Water Plans for the Future
Rous Water has embarked on a major new project to develop its Future Water Strategy.
A Change to our Water Treatment
Rous Water has announced that the treatment process is switching from chloramination (involving the addition of chlorine and ammonia) to chlorination (chlorine only).
A community survey conducted on behalf of Rous Water has found that the majority of water customers in the Rous region support the idea of permanent and mandatory water conservation measures.