Desert Climates of Western Australia

Pioneer Water Tanks - Servicing Western Australia's Desert Regions

Pioneer Rainwater Tanks

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Pioneer's GT Range of Rainwater Tanks - Designed for outback Western Australia

Pioneer Water Tanks have been installing large steel rainwater tanks across all reaches of Australia for more than thirty years, which means we have decades of experience in engineering water tanks for all sorts of climates and landscapes. Paired with the fact that we only use Australian Zincalume® or Colorbond® Steel - which are tested for the Aussie Outback - this makes us more than qualified to provide the tanks rural Australia needs to survive.

The vast majority of Western Australia is desert, and thanks to an abundance of minerals and resources, there are dozens of towns located throughout these arid regions, from the coastal desert regions of Port Headland and Carnarvon, to the inland areas such as Kalgoorlie, Telfer and Wiluna.

Desert climates are typically bald, rocky or sandy landscapes, characterised by their dryness and inability to hold moisture, with the little rainfall they receive evaporating quickly. There are two main variations of desert climates; hot desert climates, or cold desert climates - probably better defined as warm.

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detailed climate map of western australia including various desert climate regions

Western Australia's Desert, Arid and Outback Regions

Despite featuring a range of desert climates, including both hot and warm desert climate classes, the majority of Western Australia's desert regions fall into the hot and persistently dry desert climate.

Areas such as Wiluna - a service centre town for the local Martu people, as well as the local pastoral industry, and nearby gold mine - receive an annual rainfall as low as 260mm a year, making every drop that can be captured or harvested precious.

The inland water situation is so dire, that necessity bred innovation with the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, pumping potable water inland from the Mundaring Weir near Perth, to inland communities in Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields - particularly Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie - where each year they see only around 250mm of rainfall.

With precipitation so few and far between - with the exception of rare summer storms - water storage that prevents evaporation, as well as holding as much water as possible is crucial.

With water tanks up to 500,000L capacity, Pioneer Water Tanks provides water storage not only to residential rural properties, but also to communities, stations and mine sites all across Western Australia, including its most arid regions.

No matter where you are in Western Australia, we will endeavour to provide you with a high quality rainwater tank, so if you're in need of water storage,  give us a call or fill out a contact form, and we'll get you in touch with your local installer.

Need more information on water tanks for desert regions?

For any questions you may have, or for more information on our range of rainwater tanks, contact us on 1800 999 599.

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