Water Tanks Mount Isa

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Mount Isa 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 Isa Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing water tanks Mount Isa residents can rely on for over a hundred years.
Mount Isa locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
Inhabitants of Queensland are mindful of their water storage demands, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
Built on the site of one of the most productive mines in world history, Mount Isa produces lead, silver, copper and zinc.

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 appreciated in many areas across Queensland, too much rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, generating flash flooding, which can damage homes, assets, and the local environment.
Installing a rainwater tank, with a connected roof gutter system can help in reducing the amount of rainwater run-off and help lower the likelihood of flash flooding.
Whilst typically quite dry, Mount Isa has been known to experience heavy downfalls once every five or so years, with Monsoonal rain in 2019 causing flash flooding across the city.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but unfortunately this leaves us prone to regular bushfires and Mount Isa is no different. While much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the warmer days.

Southern Cross Water are professionals when it involves fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help defend your property in case of bushfire.
In the aftermath of a bushfire it is encouraged to get your water checked 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 Isa climate
Built in mining territory in Queensland’s Gulf Country region, Mount Isa is located in a hot semi-arid climate region, with much of the rainfall being dictated by monsoonal cycles.
Mount Isa typically gets around 450mm of water a year, though due to the monsoonal influence, this can vary heavily from year to year, with sometimes half of this amount falling in a 24 or 48 hour period.
Early settlers agreed the area was unsuitable to grazing, and the area was mostly ignored until plentiful mineral deposits were found in the soil.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

Our tanks are backed by over a century of successful 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 pride ourselves in the design and integrity of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the global fire protection industry.
We produce, engineer and design all of our water tanks in house, and we can engineer them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic environments.
Tanks that comply to additional global fire codes could be designed and supplied to certain customer requirements.
Over 100 years of experience
In 1903, the original Southern Cross windmill was manufactured by the Griffiths family at the Toowoomba Foundry, and soon after so was the first Southern Cross water tank, leaving us with unparalleled experience in dealing with towns like Mount Isa’s water storage needs.
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.
The first Squatter Tanks provided Australians with effecting and cost effective ways of capturing and storing large amounts of water– some of these tanks still endure today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the very first Southern Cross windmill rolled out of the Toowoomba Foundry over a hundred years ago, there was no chance the Griffiths family expected the brand to grow to emerge as 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

In 2015 at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a water tank built by one of our rivals sustained a structural failure, leading the tank to rupture, flooding roughly 2.5 million litres of water to flood Kawana Way, causing damage, and even washing away a family vehicle.

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

Mount Isa Local Knowledge

Some of Australia’s best sporting talent was born in Mount Isa, with former world PGA number one Greg Norman, former tennis number one Pat Rafter, and triple premiership winner, Norm Smith and Brownlow medallist Simon Black all having been born in the rural city.