Water Tanks Atherton

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Atherton for over 50 years
• Highly qualified and experienced tank erection crews
• 30+ year design life
• Minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Atherton Water Tanks

For over a hundred years, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Atherton residents can trust.
People from Atherton can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Queensland residents still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Cooler, drier and more affordable than many nearby cities, Atherton attracts retirees and tree changers from all over Queensland and Australia.

Water Tank Sizes

With a range of tank sizes from 26kL – 600kL in our rural tanks, and from 12kL – 1900kL in our commercial tanks (with sizes outside this range available on request) you can rest assured that we have the right size tank to suit your water storage needs.

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

TL Series Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

All Southern Cross Tanks can come in either standard ZINCALUME ® Galvanised Steel, or any of the following colours, which would be factory applied to the external wall sheets prior to shipping.

Water Storage Challenges

Despite many people still delighting in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure, like bitumen and concrete, large amounts of rain can build up, causing flash flooding, which can cause damage to homes and the environment.
If you set up a water tank and link it up to a guttering system, you can help reduce the build up of water from rainwater run off, and minimise the possibility of flash flooding.
In 2019 flooding that effected the Bruce Highway caused fruit exports from Atherton to be delayed, slowing the economy to a near halt.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a continuous threat, and Atherton is no exception. Despite having much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which easily catch alight.
Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves experts when it concerns fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank examined for water safety if you’re planning to continue using it for houesehold water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Atherton climate
Thanks to its elevation from many surrounding towns in the tablelands – sitting at an elevation of 752 meters on the Atherton Plateau – Atherton hosts a humid subtropical climate resulting in mild temperatures and strong rainfall.
Atherton typically experiences an average rainfall of over 1300mm, with most of this falling between January and March. The record annual rainfall in Atherton was 2172mm in 1999.
The mild climate and sufficient rain in Atherton makes it ideal for agriculture, with a variety of crops, including sugar cane, corn, peanuts and avocados to be grown in plenty, alongside a strong dairy and beef industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over fifty years, Southern Cross has been providing high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and all of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

The Southern Cross name supports Atherton families with over a century of innovation and winning tank design.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

We at Southern Cross take pride in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re specialists in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.

Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and may be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic locations, and even specific seismic conditions.
We can also design and produce tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
From the inaugural Southern Cross windmill rolling off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the original Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has experience like we do of dealing with Atherton and Australia’s unique water storage needs.
With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a haven for over 50 years of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it equipped people with a reliable and affordable way of storing substantial amounds of water, and several of these tanks still remain to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over an a century ago, there was no way the Griffiths family expected the brand to grow to develop into an Australian icon, and still operating in the 21st century.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, such as irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a structural failure, causing the tank to burst, flooding approximately 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family vehicle.

After this disaster, the sites developer turned to Southern Cross to design and build two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to conform to set the standard for many future commercial projects.

Atherton Local Facts

Prior to 1885, Atherton was known as Priors Pocket or Priors Creek, and it was named after John Atherton, a pastoralist who settled in nearby Mareeba.

The Curtain Fig Tree in the Atherton Tablelands is estimated to be over 500 years old and is one of the largest trees in Queensland.
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