Water Tanks Calliope

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Calliope Water Tanks

For over a century , Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Calliope residents can trust.
Calliope locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
People in Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Calliope is a crossroads town, built where the Bruce and Dawson highways meet, on the banks of the Calliope River.

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 lots of folks delight in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local environment.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and help reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
In January of 2013, as the Awoonga Dam exceeded its maximum levels, and water rushed down the Calliope river the areas surrounding Calliope saw flash flooding run through the region.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Sadly the long hot summers in Calliope leave it, similar to much of Australia, vulnerable to wide-spread bushfires. Even with the fact that much of Calliope’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often leads to long grasses which burn easily.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it concerns fire tanks, and we can provide your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help safeguard you from bushfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is recommended that you get your water quality checked for safety if you intend to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire security.
The Calliope climate
Calliope experiences wet, hot summers, with more than half of the rainfall coming between December and March, and mild, drier winters.
The annual rainfall in Calliope averages just over 900mm a year, resulting in ample water for grazing, crops, or even hobby farming fruit and vegetables.
Thanks to its proximity to Gladstone, Calliope has served multiple purposes over the years, with cattle, timber and mining all having been prevalent industries in the area at different times.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been supplying the best quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and all of our tanks have a 30 + year design life.

There is over an a century of innovation and successful tank design backing every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
We at Southern Cross pride ourselves 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 tank we fabricate is internally designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including particular seismic positions, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international fire codes if needed under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience
The inaugural 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 Calliope and Australia like our people do.
Our first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank was built in the late 60’s, and ever since Southern Cross has been home to over 50 years of ongoing innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a cutting edge way for Australians to store vast amounts of water in an effecting and cost-efficient manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

There was no way anyone could have forecasted the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family observed the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a hundred years ago.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, servicing Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to business on commercial sites– even educational institutions.
Reliable in a pinch
In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our competitors experienced a structural failure, causing the tank to burst, flooding roughly 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing wreckage, and even washing away a family vehicle.
In the wake of this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to construct a pair of new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the benchmark for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Calliope Facts

The town gets its name not from the muse from Greek mythology, but the HMS Calliope, which served in the First Opium War.
More than 3 million fish have been released into the nearby Lake Awoonga – the result of the Awoonga Dam – which is now frequented by recreational fishers and holiday goers.
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