The region’s main water source is Rocky Creek Dam, located within the Whian Whian State Forest.
The dam supplies drinking water to the Northern Rivers area stretching from Woodburn in the south, north to Ocean Shores and west to Lismore.
With a growing population in the region and more extreme weather conditions predicted in the future, it is estimated that demand will exceed supply by 2024 unless we reduce our drinking water consumption (Rous County Council – Future Water Strategy 2014).
Recycled water is a reliable, safe and sustainable alternative to help conserve our precious drinking water. Approximately 70% of the water we use in and around our homes does not require drinking quality water and could be replaced with recycled water.