Water Tank Sizes - 280 000L Water Tanks

280 000L Rainwater Tank

  • Revolutionary world first Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner
  • Backed by a local dealer network offering high quality local knowledge
  • Exclusive 8-80 V-Lock® tank wall panel
  • Stainless Steel Leaf Filter Basket
  • 20 Year conditional warranty
GT280 water tank in monument in the ACT

Who is a 280 000L water tank suitable for

Pioneer's 280 000L water tank - the GT280, with a gross capacity of 276,180 - is the largest water tank in the rural rainwater tanks range. A rainwater tank of this size is usually for a large rural family of six or so - looking to use the water tank for all of their household water storage, as well as drinking water and maybe a small garden - or for large farms or cattle stations, looking to ensure they have enough water storage to sustain themselves.


The GT280 - despite being Pioneer's largest rural tank - is still the first choice for many Australians across the country who are looking to ensure they have more than enough water supply for their homes or farms. Steel tank sizes upward of 200 000L are also particularly popular on cattle stations and farms.


Typically, people who are looking for water tanks this large have no access to mains water or town water, meaning that they need to ensure they have a water tank large enough to meet their needs - as well as enough rainwater harvesting capacity - so that they don't have to pay to have water carted.


If you are unsure what water tank size is best for your home, or if you can harvest enough water to fill a 280 000L steel water tank, you can use Pioneer's water storage calculator (below) in order to determine how much rainfall you can harvest from the roof of your home or shed.


The below table shows the dimensions and gross capacities of the GT280 - Pioneer's 280 000L equivalent water tank, as well as t GT250 model water tank, which is one size down.

Tank Model

Gross Capacity (Litres)

Gross Capacity (Gallons)

Diameter

Height

GT 280

276,180

60,751

12.70 m

2.18

GT 250

247,874

54,525

12.03 m

2.18

Gross Capacity is the total tank volume not including the water loss above the overflow or below the outlet.

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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

For more than thirty years, Pioneer Water Tanks have been Australia's leading supplier of large steel water tanks such as the 280,000L rainwater tank, providing water storage to Australian families and farmers, and to this day continue to lead the way in innovation and quality.


Regardless of if you need an 80,000L tank or a 280,000L tank, every tank installed by Pioneer Water tanks is manufactured in Australia, from Australian made Zincalume® or Colorbond® Steel, and Pioneer Water Tanks remains Australian owned and operated to this day.


Pioneer's designed-for-purpose tank wall profile - the award winning Pioneer V-Lock® - is engineered specifically for use in water storage applications, providing superior strength and durability, whilst protecting the tank liner from excessive stretching over time as the tank fills and empties.


Pioneer's 280,000L water tanks - along with the  wide range of Pioneer Water Tanks - come 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 280,000L water tank?

Every rainwater tank sold by Pioneer features a range of standard inclusions and accessories, as well as a range of optional accessories that can be included in your tank quote if you are looking to personalise your water tank to your needs. Included in this range of standard accessories is the a Pioneer Exclusive antimicrobial water tank liner - Aqualiner Fresh®, which is designed to keep your rainwater fresher for longer.

Standard 280 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 280 000L Water Tank Accessories

Fire Protection Valve

Water Tank Liner

Fire protection valve outlets 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 atop the sand pad to protect liner from damage

1 Set (2) of Anodes

SuperSeal

Overflow

SuperSeal dust and vermin protection. (Standard in QLD).

1 150mm Overflow, Downpipe and Flap Valve

Water Tank Colours

Many people looking to install a 280 000 litre water tank for household water usage install the tanks next to or near their house, using their home and any nearby sheds or garages to capture the rainfall to fill their tank.


For this reason, the colour of a rainwater tank can be an important factor, and that is why Pioneer Water Tanks offer a range of standard and non-standard Colorbond® colours in addition to a traditional Zincalume® finish.


The range of colours Pioneer's 280 000L water tanks are available in can be seen below. 


For our gallery of photos of what these tanks look like installed click here.

Pioneer Water Tanks standard COLORBOND® steel colours

surfmist

SURFMIST®

paperbark

PAPERBARK®

Mangrove

MANGROVE®

Classic Cream

CLASSIC CREAM®

woodland grey

woodland grey®

Basalt colorbond colour choice

BASALT®

Monument colorbond water tank colour

MONUMENT®

Pale Eucalypt colorbond commercial watertank colour

PALE EUCALYPT®

Wallaby colorbond colour

WALLABY®

Pioneer Water Tanks non-standard COLORBOND® steel colours

Windspray colorbond colour

WINDSPRAY®

Shale Grey colorbond water tank colour choice

SHALE GREY®

cottege green colorbond water tank colour

cottage green®

Deep Ocean Colorbond water tank colour

DEEP OCEAN®

Dune colorbond water tank colour choice

DUNE®

Evening Haze colorbond water tank colour

EVENING HAZE®

Night sky colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour

NIGHT SKY®

Ironstone colorbond non standard colour

IRONSTONE®

Manor Red colorbond water tank colour

MANOR RED®

SURFMIST®
surfmist
SURFMIST®
PAPERBARK
paperbark
PAPERBARK®
MANGROVE®
Mangrove
MANGROVE®
CLASSIC CREAM®
Classic Cream
CLASSIC CREAM®
WOODLAND GREY®
woodland grey
WOODLAND GREY®
BASALT®
woodland grey
BASALT®
MONUMENT®
woodland grey
MONUMENT®
PALE EUCALYPT®
woodland grey
PALE EUCALYPT®
WALLABY®
woodland grey
WALLABY®
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Water Tank Sizes

If you are interested in a quote for a 280 000L rainwater tank, give us a call today on 1800 999 599, or fill out the form here and one of our local water tank installers will get in touch.


Pioneer's Dealer Direct® Network has over 50 suppliers Australia wide who can help you from the point of installation and throughout your tank's service life.


Pioneer's closest model to a 280,000L water tank - and the largest available size in the GT range - is the GT280, with a gross capacity of 276,180 litres, while just below that is the GT250 at 247,874 of capacity.

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