Water Tank Sizes - 170 000L Water Tanks

170 000L Rainwater Tank

  • Revolutionary world first Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner
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  • Exclusive 8-80 V-Lock® tank wall panel
  • Stainless Steel Leaf Filter Basket
  • 20 Year conditional warranty
An Ironstone GT170 Water Tank in the Northern Territory

Who is a 170 000L water tank suitable for

170 000L water tanks are suitable for large families living in rural or semi rural people living in areas away from Australia's capital cities, looking for a little extra water storage than the typical water tank. Pioneer recommends a 170 000L steel water tank to families of three or four looking for more security, while tanks of this size also serve well on farms and cattle stations.


The typical Australian in need of a water tank this size has no access to mains water, and are looking to completely supplement it with their own water storage - for both potable water  (drinking water) and their household supply. As well as potentially watering any gardens or plants during the summer months. This makes it all the more important to make sure you have adequate rainwater harvesting ability and enough rainwater storage.


To determine if a 170 000L steel water tank is suitable for you, there are a few steps you can take. First off, you can consult our water storage calculator (below) to determine how much rainfall you can capture from your roof. It is also a good idea to keep a track of how much water your household is using.


For advice on what size tank would be best for you, give us a phone call on 1800 999 599.


The below table shows the dimensions of the GT170 - Pioneer's 170 000 litre water tank - as well as the  GT150 and GT200; Pioneer's other two models around this size. Pioneer also have a wide range of water tank sizes outside of this range.

Tank Model

Gross Capacity (Litres)

Gross Capacity (Gallons)

Diameter

Height

GT150

149,948

32,984

9.36 m

2.18m

GT170

172,134

37,864

10.03 m

2.18m

GT200

195,851

43,081

10.70 m

2.18m

The Litres/Gallons stated above are gross capacities. Actual useable volume will vary depending on the size and position of inlets and outlets

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Calculate Your Year’s Supply Of Water

To work out how much rainwater you can harvest from your roof (catchment area) use the simple calculator below:

The Pioneer Water Tanks Difference

Pioneer has been behind the manufacture and delivery of water tanks that Australians can rely on for more than 30 years now - including sizes such as 170,000L rainwater tanks -  and they continue to strive to maintain their position at the forefront of innovation and quality in the industry.


No matter if you're after a 170,000L water tank, or a 70,000L water tank, all Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured in Australia from Australian Zincalume® or Colorbond® Steel direct from BlueScope. Pioneer Water Tanks remains Australian owned and operated, and is owned by an Australian family business.


The Pioneer V-Lock® tank wall profile is specially designed with water storage in mind, not only providing superior strength and longevity, but also protecting your liner from the stretching and stress that can come with the filling and emptying of a regular corrugated wall panel.


The delivery of every 170,000L water tank Pioneer manufactures comes with our 20/20 Warranty, which is a 20 year conditional structural warranty as well as a 20 year conditional warranty against water leakage.

You Can Never Have Too Much Water

Water Catching and Usage Factors To Consider

Fire Reserve

This is a volume of water that is always readily available in the event of fighting fire.  Commonly this can be up to 20,000 litres.

Irrigation

When looking to irrigate, factors such as water source, harvesting capacity, and usage volume will all need to be considered.

Water Source

Harvesting water from a roof, filling up from a bore or dam will impact the size of tank that will be most optimal for you.

Harvesting Factors

The size of your roof catchment area, in addition to your annual rainfall will determine how much water you can harvest.

Domestic Usage Volume

Having an idea of what domestic functions you intend to connect to your tank and how often each will be used will be advantageous.

Total Volume

It's better to have water and not need it, than to need water and not have it.  It may pay to install a bigger tank to mitigate running out of water.

What comes with my 170,000L water tank?

Every rainwater tank that Pioneer Water Tanks sells comes equipped with a range of standard inclusions and accessories, as well as a suite of optional accessories and fittings that can be included with your tank for an additional price if required. Included in these standard accessories is the industry leading, and Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner, designed to keep your rainwater fresher for longer.

Standard 170 000L Water Tank Accessories

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Water Tank Liner

Water Tank Liner

1 x Exclusive AQUALINER Fresh® Water Tank Liner

1 Exclusive AQUALINER Fresh® Water Tank Liner

Outlet

Outlet

1 x 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve

1 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve

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Filter

Filter

1 x  Stainless Steel Leaf Filter Basket or 50mm Inlet

1 Leaf Filter Basket or 50mm Inlet

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Ladder

Ladder

1 x Galvanised Ladder

1 x Galvanised Ladder

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Anodes

Anodes

Set of Anodes (2)

1 Set (2) of Anodes

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Overflow

Overflow

1 x 150mm Overflow, Downpipe and Flap Valve

1 150mm Overflow, Downpipe and Flap Valve

Access Hatch

Access

1 x Heavy Duty Hinged Access Hatch

1 Lockable Sliding Access Hatch

Optional 170 000L Water Tank Accessories

Fire Protection Valve

Water Tank Liner

Fire protection valve and fire water reserve to shire standards.

1 Exclusive AQUALINER Fresh® Water Tank Liner

water tank level indicator

Water Level Indicators

Outlet

Digital or traditional water level indicators.

1 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve

Smart Water Saver

Outlet

Gutterless tank roof rainwater harvesting system

1 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve

Geotextile Underlay

Anodes

Geotextile underlay to protect liner from damage

1 Set (2) of Anodes

SuperSeal

Overflow

SuperSeal dustproofing condensation strip pack. (Standard in QLD).

1 150mm Overflow, Downpipe and Flap Valve

Water Tank Colours

The most typical location for a 170 000 litre water tank is right next to or near the house, capturing the water that may run off of the roof of the home or any nearby sheds and garages.


Due to this, many people consider the colour of their rainwater tank as an important factor, and is why Pioneer Water Tanks offers a range of both standard and non-standard Colorbond® colours in as well as the more traditional Zincalume® finish.


The range of colours you can have your 170 000L water tank manufactured in can be seen below. Prices vary between standard and non-standard colours.


For our rainwater tank photo gallery click here

Pioneer Water Tanks standard COLORBOND® steel colours

SURFMIST®
surfmist
SURFMIST®
PAPERBARK
paperbark
PAPERBARK®
CLASSIC CREAM®
Classic Cream
CLASSIC CREAM®
WALLABY®
woodland grey
WALLABY®
BASALT®
woodland grey
BASALT®
WOODLAND GREY®
woodland grey
WOODLAND GREY®
MONUMENT
Monument colorbond water tank colour
MONUMENT®
PALE EUCALYPT®
woodland grey
PALE EUCALYPT®
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SURFMIST®

paperbark

PAPERBARK®

Classic Cream

CLASSIC CREAM®

Wallaby colorbond colour

WALLABY®

Basalt colorbond colour choice

BASALT®

woodland grey

woodland grey®

Monument colorbond water tank colour

MONUMENT®

Pale Eucalypt colorbond commercial watertank colour

PALE EUCALYPT®

Pioneer Water Tanks non-standard COLORBOND® steel colours

DOVER WHITE™
Dover White colorbond water tank colour
DOVER WHITE™
EVENING HAZE®
Evening Haze colorbond water tank colour
EVENING HAZE®
DUNE®
Dune colorbond water tank colour choice
DUNE®
SOUTHERLY®
Southerly colorbond water tank colour choice
SOUTHERLY®
SHALE GREY®
Shale Grey colorbond water tank colour choice
SHALE GREY®
BLUEGUM®
Bluegum colorbond colour
BLUEGUM®
WINDSPRAY®
Windspray colorbond colour
WINDSPRAY®
JASPER®
Jasper colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour
JASPER®
GULLY®
Gully colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour
GULLY®
NIGHT SKY®
Night sky colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour
NIGHT SKY®
IRONSTONE®
Ironstone colorbond non standard colour
IRONSTONE®
DEEP OCEAN®
Deep Ocean Colorbond water tank colour
DEEP OCEAN®
COTTAGE GREEN®
cottege green colorbond water tank colour
COTTAGE GREEN®
MANOR RED®
Manor Red colorbond water tank colour
MANOR RED®
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Dover White™

Evening Haze colorbond water tank colour

EVENING HAZE®

Southerly®

Dune colorbond water tank colour choice

DUNE®

Shale Grey colorbond water tank colour choice

SHALE GREY®

Bluegum®

Windspray colorbond colour

WINDSPRAY®

Gully®

Jasper®

Night sky colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour

NIGHT SKY®

Ironstone colorbond non standard colour

IRONSTONE®

Deep Ocean Colorbond water tank colour

DEEP OCEAN®

cottege green colorbond water tank colour

cottage green®

Manor Red colorbond water tank colour

MANOR RED®

Water Tank Sizes

If you would like to request a quote for a price on a 170 000L rainwater tank, give us a call today on 1800 999 599, or simply fill out the contact form here and one of our local water tank installers will get in touch.


Pioneer's 170 000L water tank is the GT170 model, with a gross capacity of 172,134. The models either side of this include the GT150 (149,948 litres) and GT200 (195,851 litres).

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Tank Sizes:

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