Water Tanks Cardwell

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Cardwell Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Cardwell residents can rely on for over a hundred years.
People from Cardwell can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
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.
Located on Queensland’s Cassowary Coast, Cardwell is some 50km North of Ingham. The town was established to create a port as close as possible to the Valley of Lagoons Station, of which explorer and founder George Elphinstone Dalrymple was a part owner.

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, as a result of modern infrastructure like roadways and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which can be harmful to homes and the local environment.
Installing a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and minimise the possibility of flash flooding.
Being a coastal Queensland town, Cardwell is no stranger to flooding, but has had a greatly improved flood and cyclone response since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us vulnerable to regular bushfires and Cardwell is no different. Although much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.
Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves experts when it comes to fire tanks, and we can provide your property or home with a sufficient fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
If your property is impacted by a bushfire, we recommend that you get your water checked for safety before continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be suitable for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Cardwell climate
Located just 10 metres above sea level, Cardwell is home to a humid subtropical climate region, resulting in warm wet summers and mild dry winters.
Most of Cardwell’s rainfall comes in the summer months, with more than one third of the total rainfall falling between December and January.
Much of Cardwell’s economy is based on the eco-tourism industry, with many protected national parks in the area that are ideal for hikes and sightseeing.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

Our water storage tanks are backed by over a century of winning tank design and Australian innovation.
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 integrity and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

Every tank we fabricate is internally designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including specific seismic environments, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet international fire codes if called for under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience

In 1903, the original Southern Cross windmill was manufactured by the Griffiths family at the Toowoomba Foundry, and soon after so was the first Southern Cross water tank, leaving us with unparalleled experience in dealing with towns like Cardwell’s water storage needs.

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 ongoing innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a cutting edge way for Australians to store vast amounts 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

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

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Loganholme to this day, Southern Cross is proud to help all manner of Australians with their water storage needs, from farms and irrigators to commercial sites and mine projects.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered a structural failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.

After this, the site developer contacted Southern Cross to engineer and build two new tanks for the site, and the quality of these tanks have become a yardstick for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Cardwell Local Knowledge

In 2013, a hoax that originated on a Facebook page alleged that Cardwell’s Christmas lights competition had been cancelled to appease the local Muslim community.
This rumour unfortunately still circulates despite Cardwell’s Christmas lights still appearing brightly in the town each December, and then Cassowary Coast mayor Bill Shannon stating. that he had received phone calls from Muslim leaders from as far away as Sydney encouraging Cardwell to continue with their Christmas light displays.
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