Water Tanks Thargomindah

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Thargomindah Water Tanks

For water tanks Thargomindah can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.
Residents of Thargomindah can rest assured that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water 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.
Thargomindah was first settled in the 1860’s on a crossing of the Bulloo River, and was named after the Thargomindah pastoral run, a local indigenous word for echidna.

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 welcome sight for most people across Queensland, but due to modernised conveniences like roads and paving, large amounts of rain can trigger flash flooding, harming homes and the ecosystem.
Attaching a roof gutter system and a rainwater tank can help in reducing the amount of water accumulating from stormwater run-off, and help reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
When large amounts of water run off rushes down the Bulloo River, or Thargomindah experiences periods of large rainfall, the town has been known to experience flooding, the most recent occurrence early in 2020, when ex-cyclone esther dumped torrential rain over the region.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is famous for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us susceptible to regular bushfires and Thargomindah is no different. Although much of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily ignite on the warmer days.

Southern Cross Water are professionals when it relates to fire tanks, and can install a fire tank for your home or industrial space to help safeguard your property in the event of bushfire.
After a bushfire travels through your property, Southern Cross highly recommends that you have your water tank evaluated for water safety if you’re planning to continue using it for drinkable water. It will continue to be safe for fire protection or gardening.
The Thargomindah climate
Thargomindah, like its surrounding regions, is located in a local steppe, or semi arid climactic region. This results in long hot summers, and year round low rainfall.
The average annual rainfall in Thargomindah is just over 300mm, and the town relies on the filling of the Bulloo Basin for water.
The Bulloo Basin is primarily used for low density cattle grazing, and Thargomindah is the administrative centre of the Shire of Bulloo.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

There is over an a century of innovation and outstanding tank design supporting every tank we build.
Every one of our steel bolted tanks come with a 10-year warranty.
The farm tank specialists
At Southern Cross we take pride in the design and quality of our rural water tanks. We specialise in the design, manufacture, setup and servicing of water storage systems for grazing and stock watering properties.
We produce, engineer and design every one of our water tanks in house, and we can engineer them for specific applications, including some seismic conditions, and high-wind and cyclonic settings.
Our liner water tanks and squatter tanks are perfectly suited to stock feeding and irrigation, as well as for household water storage.
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 Thargomindah’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 sanctum for over half a century of continued innovation.
Squatter Tanks were a revolutionary way for Australians to store vast quantities of water in an effecting and affordable manner – some of these tanks are still standing to this day.
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.

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

Misfortune struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffured a catastrophic structural failure, rupturing the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping 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 forward.

Thargomindah Local Knowledge

The current bridge across the Bulloo River is nearing a century old, being opened in 1929.
For over 50 years, the main source of power for the town was a hydroelectric bore, that generated all of the town’s water and electricity.
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