Water Tanks Tannum Sands

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Tannum Sands Water Tanks

For more than 100 years, Southern Cross Water have been supplying water tanks Tannum Sands locals can put faith in.
Residents of Tannum Sands know that they have the support of one of Australia’s most recognisable names in water collection and water storage solutions.
Due to many people in Queensland being mindful of their water harvesting and water storage needs, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their needs.
Originally a popular fishing spot known as Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands has grown to be larger than its older neighbour Boyne Island, and today is a popular tourist destination.

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 lots of folks delight in rainfall, thanks to modern infrastructure like roadways and paving, too much rain can cause flash flooding, which may be harmful to homes and the local ecosystem.
By attaching a roof gutter system, and linking it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and decrease the possibility of flash flooding.
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Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately, due to much of Australia’s climate, bushfires are a constant risk in the long, hot summers, and Tannum Sands is no exception. Despite much of the region’s rains coming in the summer months, the lush grasses and scorching days can easily result in brushfires.

Southern Cross Water are experts when it comes to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help protect your proterty in the event of bushfire.
If your property is impacted by a bushfire, we reccomend that you get your water examined for safety before continuing to use it for potable or drinking purposes. The tank will still be well-suited for watering gardens or fire protection.
The Tannum Sands climate
Tannum Sands is home to a humid subtropical climate region,  with generally mild, warm and temperate weather, with most of the rain falling in the summer months.
Tannum Sands experiences reasonable rainfall year round, however much of this ran falls between December and March, coming in at an average rainfall of just over 950mm a year.
Thanks to favourable conditions, the area near Tannum Sands was originally settled for sheep grazing and horticulture, but today is primarily used as a holiday destination and fishing spot.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern cross have supplied high quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over fifty years, and every tank we build comes with 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 include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
We at Southern Cross pride ourselves in the stability and design of our fire storage tanks. We’re experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of water storage systems for the international fire protection industry.
Every tank we construct is internally designed and engineered, and can be built for all applications, including specific seismic environments, and to endure high-wind and cyclonic areas.
Under certain circumstances, our tanks can be designed to meet additional global fire codes if required.
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 expertise in taking care of towns like Tannum Sands 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 sanctum for over half a century of continued innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it gave people an affordable and practical way of capturing storing large quantities of water.
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.

Southern Cross is proud to remain Australian owned and operated, with our head office still located in Loganholme, and assisting all type of Australians, from urban commercial sites, to schools and universities, to farmers, rural families and irrigators.
Reliable in a pinch
When a water tank built by one of our competitors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffered structural failure in 2015, the tank ruptured, flooding Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, resulting in damaging flooding, and even sweeping away a family car.
After this catastrophe, the sites developer turned to Southern Cross to design and fabricate two new water storage tanks for the site, and the requirements and quality these tanks had to comply to set the requirement for many subsequent commercial projects.

Tannum Sands Facts

Tannum Sands got its name from its weather, when a picnic goer returned from the area rather sunburnt, and a local remarked that  “we can really tan ‘um over there.”
Tannum Sands and Boyne Island host the Boyne Tannum Hookup, which is Australia’s largest family fishing event. This event regularly attracts more than 3,000 entrants.
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