Water Tanks Miles

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Miles Water Tanks

For water tanks Miles can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
Miles locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
The populace of Queensland understand their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to assist them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
Situated on rich clay deposits, Miles was built on Dogwood Creek in the mid 1800’s, the town was named by German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.

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 looked forward to in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, leading to flash flooding, which can endanger dwellings, assets, and the local environment.

Installing a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help reduce the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and lessen the risk of flash flooding.

Miles is occasionally effected also by the flooding of Dogwood Creek and the Condamine River.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant threat, and Miles is no exception. Despite much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can result in longer grasses which easily catch alight.

Nevertheless, Southern Cross are the fire tank specialists, and can thoroughly and efficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire passes through your property, Southern Cross encourages that you have your water tank assessed for water safety if you’re intending to continue using it for drinkable water. It will remain safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Miles climate
Located in the Western Downs, Miles has hot summers, and cool winters, with much of the humidity and rainfall not making it over the Darling Range.
Miles typically gets around 600mm annual rainfall, much of which falls in the warmer months, with the winters typically being dry and cool.
The rich clay and sunny weather makes Miles ideal for a range of agricultural purposes, with the local economy being heavily rooted in livestock and crops, as well as a modest timber production industry.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
We at Southern Cross take pride in the stability and design of our farming and rural water tanks. We’re experts in the design, production, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international agricultural industry.

Every tank we manufacture is internally designed and engineered, and could be built for all applications, including specific seismic environments, and to withstand high-wind and cyclonic areas.

Our steel water tanks are suitable for potable water storage, as well as for stock feeding and irrigation.
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 dealing with Australian and Miles water storage requirements.
In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have welcomed over half a century of innovation and improvement since then.
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and affordable ways of capturing and storing large amounts of water– some of these tanks still stand today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy
There was not a chance anyone could have predicted the birth of an Australian icon when the Griffiths family watched the very first windmill roll off the Toowoomba Foundry line over a century ago.

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
In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a structural failure, leading the tank to burst, flooding approximately 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing wreckage, and even washing away a family car.

Following 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.

Miles Tidbits

The Miles Historical Village Museum is widely regarded as one of the foremost historical villages in Australia, with a street laid out in the style of an historical Australian town.