Water Tanks Bowen

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Bowen Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been offering steel water tanks Bowen locals can put faith in.

Bowen residents know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.

Due to many people in Queensland being mindful of their water harvesting and water storage needs, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their needs.

One of Queensland’s larger regional towns, Bowen is located in the Whitsunday region, and boasts a diversified economy.

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

Rain is a welcome sight for many people across Queensland, but as a result of modern conveniences such as roads and paving, excessive rain can trigger flash flooding, endangering homes and the ecosystem.

Installing a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help reduce the amount of rainwater run-off and help lessen the possibility of flash flooding.
In 2017 Bowen residents were forced to evacuate their homes as Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit, causing millions of dollars of damage to homes and property in the region.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Sadly the long hot summers in Bowen leave it, similar to much of Australia, prone to extensive bushfires. Despite the fact that much of Bowen’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often leads to long grasses which burn easily.

Southern Cross Water are experts when it comes to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help defend your property in case of bushfire.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank tested for water safety if you’re going to continue using it for potable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Bowen climate

Bowen has a tropical savannah climate, leading to warm temperatures year round, and reasonable levels of rainfall.  Due to its position in relation to Gloucester Island, however, Bowen does receive markedly less rainfall than surrounding areas.

Bowen experiences a very dry dry season, with less than a quarter of its rainfall falling in the six months between May and October, with the average February rainfall totalling significantly more than these months combined.
With its low rainfall for a tropical area, and its rich alluvial soil, Bowen possesses the ideal conditions for growing small crops of fruit and vegetables, and also prosperous cattle grazing.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

There is over an a century of innovation and outstanding tank design backing every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

As specialists in the maintenance, construction, design and manufacture of international water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks.

Every tank we fabricate is internally designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including particular seismic conditions, and to endure high-wind and cyclonic areas.
We can also design and produce tanks that adhere to international fire codes if needed.
Over 100 years of experience

The original Southern Cross windmill was produced in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the unique storage needs of Bowen and Australia like we do.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have embraced over half a century of innovation and improvement since then.
Squatter Tanks were an innovative way for Australians to store vast quantities of water in an effecting and affordable manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no way the Griffiths family could have anticipated the brand going on the become an iconic Australian business, still operation over a hundred years later.

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

When a water tank constructed by one of our competitors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered structural failure in 2015, the tank ruptured, inundating Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, causing damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family car.

After this disaster, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and construct 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.

Bowen Factoid

When Baz Luhrmann was filming his 2008 film Australia, Bowen was chosen as one of the filming locations, where roughly one third of the film was shot.

Bowen is also home to the Big Mango, which was famously “stolen,” in a publicity stunt back in 2014.
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