Rous is the regional water supply authority providing water in bulk to the local government areas of Lismore (excluding Nimbin) Ballina (excluding Wardell) Byron (excluding Mullumbimby) and Richmond Valley (excluding land to the west of Coraki)
A population of around 110,000 is serviced by this water supply system with the area of operation being approximately 3,000km2. The regional supply network includes around 43,000 connections within the reticulation areas of the local government areas it services and nearly 2,000 retail connections to our trunk main system.
Reticulation of the water within the urban centres is the responsibility of our member councils.
The principal source of our supply network is Rocky Creek Dam situated 25km north of Lismore near the village of Dunoon. The dam has a storage capacity of 14,000 mega litres (ML). Other available sources under our control include Emigrant Creek Dam, Converys Lane and Lumley Park bores in the Alstonville area, as well as bores in the Richmond Valley area.
Our water infrastructure is valued at more than $250M. This includes the physical trunk main and pipeline system as well as reservoirs, Rocky Creek Dam, Emigrant Creek Dam, Wilsons River Source, two water treatment plants (Emigrant Creek and Habib Habib Nightcap) and some areas made available to the public in and around Rocky Creek and Emigrant Creek Dams
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PO Box 6012, Shepparton Victoria Australia 3632
24 New Dookie Road, Shepparton Victoria Australia 3630
03 5821 6744
ABN: 83 123 468 422