Water Tanks Boulia

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Boulia Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Boulia residents can rely on for over a century.
People of Boulia know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water harvesting and water storage solutions.
The populace of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to assist them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
Located on the Burke River, Boulia is a crossroads for a number of routes, including Australia’s Longest Shortcut, which runs from neighbouring town Winton, to Laverton in Western 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

While many individuals delight in rainfall, thanks to modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which can be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.
By installing a roof gutter system, and linking it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and moderate the risk of flash flooding.
Despite being extremely dry, occasionally monsoonal weather causes annual rainfalls to triple, with flash flooding seen in the area as recently as early 2020.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Regrettably, as a result of much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a steady risk in the long, hot summers, and Boulia is no exception. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and warm days can easily cause brushfires.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can thoroughly and proficiently fit your property or home with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is advised that you get your water quality checked for safety if you wish to carry on using it for household water. However it will still be safe for gardening or fire protection.

The Boulia climate

Boulia’s climate is very hot and dry, bordering on arid, with annual rainfall historically having dipped below 50mm, with the summer months often rocketing above 45 degrees, and over 200 days a year above 30.
Boulia’s rainfall is extremely eratic, despite the average sitting around 260mm a year, the region has experienced annual totals as high as 799mm, and as low as 24mm.
Despite how dry the region is, Boulia is serviced by extensive beef grazing, with the Mitchell Grass Plains considered as one of the finest beef producing areas in the country.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have provided high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over fifty years, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

The Southern Cross brand supports Boulia families with over a hundred years of innovation and successful tank design.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross, we specialise not only in the design and manufacture of world wide water storage systems, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the integrity and design of our fire storage tanks.
Every one of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and may be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic environments, and even specific seismic conditions.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience
Over 100 years ago, the first Southern Cross water tank was manufactured by the Griffiths family, after they had experienced success with their Southern Cross windmills in 1903. This gives Southern Cross unique perspective and expertise in handling Australian and Boulia’s water storage requirements.
Our first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank was built in the late 60’s, and since then Southern Cross has been home to more than 50 years of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided people with an effective and economical way of storing substantial amounds of water, and some of these tanks still remain to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
There was no way anyone could have predicted the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family watched the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a century ago.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, servicing Australians from all walks of life, including irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch
In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital sustained a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.

After this catastrophe, the sites developer turned to Southern Cross to design and manufacture two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to conform to set the requirement for many subsequent commercial projects.

Boulia Local Knowledge

Boulia is home to one of Australia’s most fascinating outback myths, the Min Min Light, the legend of a light that follows travellers, and rumoured that if caught, the traveller is never to be found.