October 14


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Welcome to the second post of our New Block. Now What?  series, where we will focus on choosing products made to last.

Put simply—you want reliable water for decades to come.

In our previous post (http://bit.ly/2wPgnaQ) we established that installing a rainwater tank was the best water solution for your new block.




Because independently harvesting rainwater relieves pressure on Australia’s strained water resources and gives your family access to clean, safe water. It also eliminates the need to worry about rising water charges across the country!

You want to be sure, however, that the benefits of investing in a rainwater tank are not outweighed by the cost and hassle of choosing the wrong product.

When you build a new home you expect it to last well into the foreseeable future—but can you say the same for your water solution? How can you be absolutely certain that you’ll have a reliable water supply for decades to come?


The only way you can be sure that your tank is long-lasting is to deal with a company that will guarantee it. That’s why Pioneer Water Tanks offers a 20-year conditional warranty on their rural and domestic tanks. Click here for details.

How are Pioneer Water Tanks built to last?

The body of a Pioneer Water Tank is built from Australian-made Zincalume® or Colorbond® steel, and roll-formed into our strong Pioneer V-Lock® profiled wall panels. Panel joints are formed using galvanised high tensile bolts and are fully concealed behind fixed covers to provide a smooth, safe and tamper-free structural connection.

The dome roof of the tank consists of Zincalume® or Colorbond® steel roof sheeting fixed to hot dip galvanised structural steel roof trusses. Swivel foot roof connections attach the roof to the tank wall at exact angles to provide optimum load transfer and hold-down in the most extreme wind conditions.

That’s a lot of tank talk! To put it simply, a Pioneer Water Tank = long term strength and weathering performance.


From a structural perspective, you want your tank to last a lifetime. By choosing Pioneer, you’ve got this part covered.

However, to harvest the cleanest water with the least amount of maintenance, we recommend sticking with traditional catchment areas off your house or shed roof, rather than relying on a tank gutter system. Tank gutters make a contribution to your rainwater catchment, but also make it difficult to control water quality due to the organic matter that is flushed into your tank (even with a leaf filter!).

This organic matter (leaves, twigs, etc.) can stay moist and can corrode the tank’s gutter and roof sheets—not only impacting on water quality, but can reduce the life of your tank!

By ensuring a clean catchment area, with an upstream screening and filtration system, you can eliminate this problem and save yourself the hassle of constant gutter cleaning and ongoing maintenance.

Does it matter where a tank is built?

We know Australians like to get behind their own workforce, economy and communities; that’s why Pioneer Water Tanks are proud to be an Aussie company building quality products in Australia.

But when it comes to buying a tank, it’s especially important to consider: what conditions was this product built to endure?

Pioneer tanks are built for quiet domestic backyards, the dusty heat of a cattle station and the wild winds of the coast!

We have dealers across Australia equipped to provide you with a tank built specifically for Australia’s harsh and demanding conditions. Don’t believe us? Check out Tim Harper’s post to see how a Pioneer Water Tank holds up against wet-weather earth slippage!

Choosing a Pioneer Water Tank is an easy way to KNOW you’ll have a reliable supply of great water into the foreseeable future. Best of all, you’ll have access to expert advice.

Make a smart decision and contact the experts for advice on your unique situation. At Pioneer Water Tanks we listen to your needs and advise the most efficient method to achieve your goals and objective. 

We are available for consultations so give us a call on 1800 999 599 to see how we can help you.

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