Water Tanks Glass House Mountains

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Glass House Mountains Water Tanks

For over a century , Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Glass House Mountains residents can trust.
Citizens of Glass House Mountains 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.
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.
A town in the hinterland region, named after the nearby mountain ranges, Glass House Mountains sits to the north of Brisbane and Bribie Island and was founded on pineapple and sugarcane farming in the late 1800s by European Settlers.

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

Despite many people still delighting in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure, like bitumen and concrete, large amounts of rain can build up, causing flash flooding, which can cause damage to homes and the environment.
If you install a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help minimise the build up of water from rainwater run off, and decrease the possibility of flash flooding.
Sitting at the base of a mountain range and near low lying water sources, the risk of water run off in towns like Glass House Mountains is ever present.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Sadly the long hot summers in Glass House Mountains leave it, similar to much of Australia, vulnerable to extensive bushfires. Even with the fact that much of Glass House Mountains’ 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 comes to fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with a sufficient fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross advises that you have your water tank assessed for water safety if you’re going to continue using it for drinkable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Glass House Mountains climate
Glass House Mountains, like most of the Sunshine Coast, lies within a humid subtropical climate region, resulting in long warm and wet summers, and drier, more mild winters.
Glass Hosue Mountains records, on average, an annual rainfall of 1000mm, which helps keep the soil rich and wet, with rain all but guaranteed in all months of the year.
These ideal conditions led to Glass House Mountains initially being used as a farming town for sugarcane and pineapples.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

There is over a hundred years of innovation and outstanding tank design supporting every tank we build.
All of our steel bolted tanks include 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 global fire protection industry.

We produce, engineer and design every one of our water tanks in house, and we can design them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic locations.
We can also design and produce 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 one-of-a-kind perspective and experience in handling Australian and Glass House Mountains water storage requirements.

With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a haven for over 50 years of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it equipped people with an effective and economical way of storing substantial amounds of water, and some of these tanks still stand 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 observed the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a century ago.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, assisting Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to companies on industrial sites – even schools and universities.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the close-by Kawana Way with somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing damage to the surroundings.

Following this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to build 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 onward.

Glass House Mountains Local Knowledge

The nearby mountain range was named by Lieutenant James Cook himself all the way back in 1770, as they reminded him of the glass furnaces back home. The mountains themselves are still known by their traditional names, given by First Nations people thousands of years ago.
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