Water Tanks Charters Towers

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Charters Towers Water Tanks

Just under 150km inland of Townsville, Charters Towers was built as a gold rush town in the mid-late 1800’s, and despite a period of becoming uneconomic, is experiencing a renaissance with mining operations beginning once more.
For water tanks Charters Towers can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
Residents of Charters Towers can rest assured that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water 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 support them in meeting their water harvesting needs.

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 rain is most welcome in many areas across Queensland, excessive rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, triggering flash flooding, which can endanger houses, assets, and the local environment.
If you set up a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help reduce the build up of water from rainwater run off, and reduce the likelihood of flash flooding.
Despite significantly less rainfall than nearby Townsville, thanks to its elevation, Charters Towers has been no stranger to floods over the years, whether it be stormwater runoff, or the Burdekin River breaking its banks.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a continuous danger, and Charters Towers is no different. Even with much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can result in longer grasses which freely catch alight.
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 safeguard your property in case of bushfire.
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 Charters Towers climate
Charters Towers has a hot semi-arid climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons. Winter months often record less than 10mm of rainfall, and summers regularly peak above 40 degrees.
Charters Towers is elevated 300m above sea level, and whilst this may not seem like too much, it does result in significantly reduced rainfall, with the town relying on the Burdekin River for water.
Despite the town being mostly dominated by the mining sector, Charters Towers also boasts a profitable grazing and beef industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have supplied premium quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian families and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over a century of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and soundness of our fire tanks. We specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind environments, and some seismic conditions.
We can also design and manufacture tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.
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 taking care of towns like Charters Towers’ water storage needs.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have welcomed over half a century of innovation and development since then.
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an inexpensive and functional way of capturing storing large volumes of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family formed the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would continue on to end up being such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a hundred years later.

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 schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals sustained a structural failure, triggering the tank to rupture, flooding somewhere around 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing destruction, and even washing away a family car.

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

Charters Towers Local Knowledge

Bob Katter, the Far North Queensland politician, who has received international fame for his now infamous for his speech about marriage equality derailing into the issue of crocodiles killing people in North Queensland, resides in Charters Towers.
What to do in Charters Towers
There is plenty to do in Charters Towers. If you’re into mining or pastoral history of the town, you can visit The Venus Gold Battery for some gold history, or head out to Texan Longhorn Tours to see some cattle.
If a relaxing day is more your speed, get a guided tour of the town, catch sunset at Towers Hill and watch a movie at one of the last operational Drive In cinemas in the state.
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