Water Tanks Quilpie

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Quilpie Water Tanks

For water tanks Quilpie can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply top-notch water storage solutions for over a century.
People from Quilpie can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Queensland residents still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
North of Thargomindah, Quilpie is also built on the banks of the Bulloo River. While Quilpie is primarily used for grazing, there are multiple opal mines in the region that supplement the economy.

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 many individuals delight in rainfall, as a result of modern infrastructure like roads and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local environment.
If you set up a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help decrease the build up of water from rainwater run off, and reduce the likelihood of flash flooding.
While rare, the Bulloo River will occasionaly burst its banks due to upstream monsoonal rainfall, which can result in flooding throughout the Quilpie region.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Due to Australia’s climate of long hot summers, bushfires are a constant threat, and Quilpie is no different. Despite much of the rainfall coming in the summer months, this can lead to longer grasses which freely catch alight.

Nevertheless, Southern Cross are the fire tank professionals, and can thoroughly and efficiently fit your property or residence with a fire tank to help protect you from wildfires. Due to being so dry, Quilpie is particularly susceptible to fire, making it all the more important to have reliable water storage.
In the aftermath of a bushfire it is advised to get your water tested 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 Quilpie climate
Much like the surrounding shires and towns, Quilpie is home to a local steppe climate, other wise known as semi arid. This leads to long hot summers, and low rainfall.
While temperatures have been known to dip below freezing in the winter, the summer months in Quilpie often surge above 40 degrees. Due to the low rainfall figures – less than 350mm on average – Quilpie relies on the Bulloo Basin for water.
The Quilpie region is wholly dedicated to grazing, and it is the main economy in the region, with opal mining following close behind. Visitors to the region can try their luck finding boulder opals in the Quilpie Shire Council fossicking area.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been supplying the best quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and all of our tanks have a 30 + year design life.

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of successful tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
As specialists in the maintenance, setup, design and manufacture of international water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our rural water tanks.
Every tank we manufacture is in-house designed and engineered, and can be built for all applications, including particular seismic environments, and to endure high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Southern Cross Water tanks are ideal for grazing and stock watering water storage purposes.
Over 100 years of experience
The first Southern Cross windmill was manufactured in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the unique storage needs of Quilpie and Australia like we do.
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 60s
When Squatter Tanks were introduced to Australia, it provided individuals with an effective and cost-effective way of storing substantial amounts of water, and some of these tanks still stand to this day.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

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

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Loganholme to this day, Southern Cross is proud to help all manner of Australians with their water storage needs, from farms and irrigators to commercial sites and mine projects.
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 close-by Kawana Way with somewhere around two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family car and causing destruction to the surroundings.

After this disaster, the sites developer looked to Southern Cross to design and fabricate two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to conform to set the requirement for many subsequent commercial projects.

Quilpie Local Knowledge

Quilpie’s main source of drinking water is a bore that was sunk into the Great Artesan Basin in 1933, and in the 1950s, this water was also used to provide power to the town.