Water Tanks Moranbah

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Moranbah for over 50 years

• Highly qualified and experienced tank erection crews

• 30+ year design life

• Minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Moranbah Water Tanks

For water tanks Moranbah can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.
Residents of Moranbah can feel confident that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
The people of Queensland understand their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
The seat of the Issaac Region Council, Moranbah is a mining town with a population of over 8000 permanent residents, and over 1500 fly in fly out workers.

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

Rain is a pleasant sight for many people across rural Queensland, but due to modern conveniences such as roads and paving, too much rain can bring about flash flooding, endangering homes and the ecosystem.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water building up from stormwater run-off, and reduce the risk of flash flooding.
Moranbah experienced reasonably widespread flash flooding as storms ravaged the area in 2016, and was one of four towns flooded in by cyclone Debbie in 2017.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is famous for its long hot summers, but unfortunately this leaves us vulnerable to regular bushfires and Moranbah is no different. Although a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily burn on the warmer days.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves experts when it concerns fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with an appropriate fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is encouraged that you get your water quality assessed for safety if you intend to carry on using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire protection.
The Moranbah climate
Moranbah is home to a semi arid, local steppe climate, with low rainfall and numerous clear sunny days. The weather rarely nears freezing or forty degrees.
Due to the climate region, and its positioning 250m above sea level, Moranbah receives a low annual rainfall of just over 600mm.
While the town primarily services the mining industry, with coal mines in particular, the area was originally used by pastoralists, and graziers still use the surrounding grassy plains for sheep.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

For over half a century, Southern Cross has been supplying high top quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians, and all of our tanks have a 30+ year design life.

Our water storage tanks are supported by over a century of outstanding tank design and Australian innovation.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The mining tank specialists
At Southern Cross, we specialise not only in the design and manufacture of Australian mining water storage, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the integrity and design of our mining water tanks.
All Southern Cross tanks are engineered and designed in house, and if required can be engineered for unique locations, including cyclonic or high wind settings, and some seismic conditions.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to comply with additional international fire and process codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
Over a century 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 unique perspective and expertise in dealing with Australian and Moranbah water storage requirements.
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
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and inexpensive ways of capturing and storing large amounts of water– several of these tanks still stand today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family created the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would proceed to become such an iconic Australian brand, still operating 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 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 nearby Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family car and causing damage 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 benchmark for many commercial projects from that point to comply with.

Moranbah Local Knowledge

Moranbah has been estimated to have employed over 100,000 people through coal mining in the town’s short 50 year history.
Despite now being a mining area, Moranbah was originally settled by pastoralists in the 1800s.