Water Tanks Mount Cotton

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Mount Cotton Water Tanks

For over a century , Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Mount Cotton residents can trust.
Mount Cotton locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
Many Queensland residents still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Located just 34km West of The City of Brisbane, Mount Cotton was originally settled by German migrants in the late 1860’s, and got its name from the nearby mountain, named after Major Sydney Cotton of the Moreton Bay penal settlement.

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.
By installing 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 risk of flash flooding.
Mount Cotton Road in the town is cited as a storm water run off and flood risk by the Redlands City Council, as pavement and bitumen doesn’t allow rainwater to drain efficiently.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer
Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a consistent risk, and Mount Cotton is no different. Despite having much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can result in longer grasses which freely catch alight.
Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can thoroughly and efficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires.
After a bushfire it is encouraged to get your water examined for safety if you’re going to be using it for potable or drinking water. Having said that it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Mount Cotton climate
Much like other areas in the South East, Mount Cotton is located in a humid subtropical climate, with warm wet summers, and cooler, drier winters.

However despite its sustainable rainfall, and suitable conditions Mount Cotton was not used for grazing or crops like many of its neighbours.

The Mount Cotton area has long been home to a number of poultry farms, with one of them even constructing a biomass power plant. There is also a winery located in the Granite Belt area which opened in 2000.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over half a century, and every tank we build comes with a 30+ year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years 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 specialise not only in the design and manufacture of world wide water storage systems, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the quality and design of our fire storage tanks.

All of our tanks are designed and engineered in-house, and can be engineered for all applications, including high wind and cyclonic environments, and even specific seismic conditions.
We can also design and manufacture 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 unique perspective and expertise in dealing with Australian and Mount Cotton 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 half a century of continued innovation.
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided people with a reliable and cost-effective 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

When the Southern Cross brand was born of the Toowoomba Foundry, there was no little chance the Griffiths family could have anticipated the brand going on the become an iconic Australian company, still operation over a hundred years later.

Southern Cross is proud to be Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and helping all type of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to growers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital sustained a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family car and causing destruction to the surroundings.

In the wake of the misfortune, the developer of the University Hospital site enlisted Southern Cross to engineer and manufacture two new water storage tanks for the site, and the high standard engineering for those tanks has since become a benchmark for future commercial projects to comply to.

Mount Cotton Local Knowledge

Along with a wildlife corridor running from the mountain toward Eprapah scout environmental site and Victoria Point in the east, and the Venman Bushland National Park to the west, Mount Cotton is a koala conservation area.
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