Water Tanks Toowoomba

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Toowoomba Water Tanks

At Southern Cross we’ve been building and designing squatter and liner water tanks Toowoomba residents can rely on for over a hundred years.

Toowoomba locals know that they have the backing and support of one of the most iconic names in Australian water storage and water solutions.
People in Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and because of this, many have, and still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs.
A regional city, Toowoomba is known for its many parks and gardens, with the annual Carnival of Flowers being held every September for over 50 years. Toowoomba is also the birthplace of The Toowoomba Foundry, which would go on to create the Southern Cross brand.

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 most welcome in many areas across  Queensland, excessive rain in a short period of time can build up on roads and paving, triggering flash flooding, which can endanger dwellings, property, and the local ecosystem.

By installing a roof gutter system, and linking it up to a rainwater tank, you can help prevent large amount of storm water run-off and lessen the possibility of flash flooding.
In January 2011 Toowoomba suffered a catastrophic flash flood, where 149mm of rain fell in one day causing damage to much property and infrastructure.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Unfortunately the long hot summers in Toowoomba leave it, like much of Australia, vulnerable to wide-spread bushfires. Even with the fact that much of Toowoomba’s rainfall comes in the warmer months, this often results in long grasses which ignite easily.

Fortunately, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can fit your home or industrial space with a fire tank to safeguard your property at the time of wildfires.
If a bushfire has passed through your property, it is highly recommended that you get your water quality tested for safety if you intend to continue using it for household water. Having said that it will still be safe for gardening or fire protection.

The Toowoomba climate

Toowoomba, like much of the Brisbane and Darling Downs surrounds has a sub-tropical climate, with warm, humid summers, and mild to cold winters.

Much of Toowoomba’s rainfall comes in the summer months, with more than one third of the total rainfall falling between December and January.
With the plentiful rainfall, rich volcanic soil, and the city lying amongst several creeks and rivers, Toowoomba is able to easily maintain its 150 public parks that are scattered across the city, and have helped it earn its name as Australia’s Garden City.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

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

Our water storage tanks are supported by over a hundred years of outstanding tank design and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.

The fire tank specialists

As specialists in the servicing, setup, design and manufacture of global water storage systems, we take pride in the design and integrity of our fire tanks.

Every tank we construct is in-house designed and engineered, and can be built for all applications, including particular seismic conditions, and to endure high-wind and cyclonic areas.
We can also design and produce tanks that comply with international fire codes if needed.

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 Toowoomba’s water storage needs.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have embraced over half a centuty of innovation and improvement since then.
The first Squatter Tanks presented Australians with effecting and economical ways of capturing and storing large quantities of water– some of these tanks still stand today!

As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family formed the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would go on to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century in the future.

Southern Cross is an Australian owned brand, and we still operate out of Loganholme to this day, assisting Australians from all walks of life, from rural families, to irrigators, to companies on industrial sites– even schools and universities.

Reliable in a pinch

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

Following this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to construct a pair of new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the standard for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Toowoomba Factoid

Toowoomba, Australia’s second most populous inland city, has three sister cities; Wanganui in New Zealand, Takatsuki in Japan, and Paju in South Korea.

The word Toowoomba is rumoured to have been derived from an indigenous word meaning “the swamp”, this was changed in 1858, from just being called The Swamp in English. Maybe sometimes putting words in another language can make them more appealing.
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