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Water Tank Installation

Pioneer Water Tanks

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How To Prepare Your Property For Your Water Tank Installation

  • 1
    The sand pad must be level, stable and free of debris prior to construction.  Inert sand is advised.
  • 2
    For an effective water tank installation, the sand pad must be at least two metres larger than the diameter of your tank.
  • 3
    For sloping tank sites, ensure adequate drainage to divert run off away from the tank wall.
  • 4
    Aggregate must be placed around the circumference of your tank to stop erosion and comply with warranty conditions*.
  • 5
    A retaining wall may be required to maintain pad integrity**.
  • 6
    Your tank should not ever be left empty.   As per PT11-04 MS07 D01 Rural Tank Certificate - a minimum of 300mm of water should be stored in your water tank at all times. 

* Check with your local distributor to see if they can provide this additional service. If not, you will need to make sure this is appropriately applied after water tank installation yourself.
** 1,000 litres of stored water weighs 1,000kgs (1 tonne).

Although a properly prepared sand pad will minimise the risk of contaminants or debris compromising your water supply, Pioneer Water Tanks also recommends installing a geotextile membrane for added protection.

Before you start preparing your site for installation of your water tank, Pioneer Water Tanks also recommends you contact your local shire to see if there are any regulations or restrictions in place.

Installation Diagram

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