Water Tanks Lowood

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Lowood Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Lowood residents can rely on for over a century.
People of Lowood can be comfortable knowing that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
Inhabitants of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Lowood was established as the first station of the Brisbane Valley branch railway in 1884, and the town grew around the new station.

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, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, triggering flash flooding, which can endanger homes, assets, and the local environment.
By attaching a roof gutter system, and connecting it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and moderate the possibility of flash flooding.
Lowood has seen flooding when streets have run with too much water, but also when water from upstream has caused the Brisbane River to burst its banks.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant threat, and Lowood is no different. Even with much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which easily catch alight.
Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can fit your residence or industrial space with a fire tank to protect your property at the time of wildfires.
In the aftermath of a bushfire it is highly recommended to get your water tested for safety if you’re going to be utilising it for potable or drinking water. Having said that it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.

The Lowood climate

Lowood, like much Brisbane and its surrounding towns and suburbs has a humid sub-tropical climate, with warm, humid summers, and mild to cold winters.
Much of Lowood’s rainfall comes in the summer months, with more than one third of the total rainfall falling between December and January.
Due to its rural style but close proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Lowood is home to many hobby farmers, and enjoyed for recreational fishing and boating.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For more than half a century, we at Southern Cross have produced high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australian households and companies, and all Southern Cross tanks have 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 pride ourselves 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.

All of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and may be engineered for all applications, including high wind and cyclonic environments, and even specific seismic conditions.
Southern Cross can also provide tanks that meet global fire codes if called for under special circumstances.
Over 100 years of experience

From the very first Southern Cross windmill wheeling off the Toowoomba Foundry line in 1903, and the first Southern Cross Water Tank over 100 years ago, nobody has experience like we do of working with Lowood and Australia’s unique water storage needs.

Southern Cross has been home to over 5 decades of innovation when it comes to Bolted Steel Round Water Tanks, with our first model being built in the late 60’s.
When the first Squatter Tanks – some of which still endure today – were implemented in Australia, it allowed people an economical and functional way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over a hundred years ago, there was no way the Griffiths family anticipated the brand to grow to develop into an Australian icon, and still operating in the 21st century.

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

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

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

Lowood Local Knowledge

Lowood is named for the brigalow trees or “Low Woods” in the area, compared to the taller trees in the rest of the Brisbane area.
The Lowood Airport (actually located in Mount Tarampa) has been closed for decades, and temporarily functioned as a motor racing circuit until the 60’s. There is now a memorial to the airport on the site.
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