October 25

Not Having Scheme Water Isn’t A Problem For Leoni

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leoni and her pioneer rainwater tank

Leoni Carnaby from Morangup, Western Australia (WA)

Leoni is proud to live off-grid in a home of her own design—in Morangup, near Toodyay, Western Australia.

Before building, she invested a lot of thought (20 years’ worth!) into how she could make her household environmentally sustainable.

The result is a ‘passive’ home that requires very little heating or cooling, and is 100% reliant on batteries and solar power (as is her electric car!).


Another challenge for Leoni to consider was the fact there’s no access to mains water in the rural shire where she’s chosen to live. It should come as little surprise that this is just the way she likes it—

“Being totally off-grid, I don’t have anyone telling me to pay a bill,” Leoni said. 

“I don’t want to pay water rates or anything like that.”

Leoni Carnaby


Leoni purchased her first Pioneer Rainwater Tank in 2012, and came back for a second in early 2018.

“I do like them because they’re a decent sized tank at a reasonable price,” she said.

“They’re also very reliable, I’ve never heard of anything going wrong with a Pioneer water tank.

The two GT90 models give her a combined water storage capacity of more than 185,000L, although each is used in a different way:

“The house tank is for the potable water that comes off the roof,” she said.

“The other tank is the non-potable water piped from a reservoir. That’s directly out of the creek and not treated in any way, so we use it for our gardens.”

Our products are evidently a good fit with Leoni’s independent and sustainable lifestyle, but how did she find the experience overall?

“The team got here when they said they would, the tank was put up in a day, and the experience was really good,” she says.  

“I didn’t have any problems at all.”

Leoni made a smart decision in contacting a water tank expert expert for advice on her unique situation. At Pioneer Water Tanks this is what we do. We listen to your needs and advise the most efficient method to achieve your goals and objectives.

We are available for consultations, so give us a call on 1800 046 650 to see how we can help you.

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