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Our Tank Liner

World first antimicrobial tank liner. One of the most technically advanced water tank liners in the country. We keep your water fresher for longer.

Engineered Up To 2.0MM Thick

Our tank walls are designed with superior strength and longevity in mind.  With over 30 years in business you can be confident our tanks will last.

Water From Your Tank Roof

Every drop of water counts. We have introduced an exclusive water saver device that efficiently harvests water off your tank roof.

Pioneer Water Tanks & Bushfire

Learn how the Pioneer water tank stands up to bushfire, and what you can expect if your tank comes into direct contact with fire.

Our Tank Liner



World first antimicrobial tank liner. One of the most technically advanced water tank liners in the country. We keep your water fresher for longer.

Engineered Up To 2.0MM Thick

Our tank walls are designed with superior strength and longevity in mind.  With over 30 years in business you can be confident our tanks will last.

Water From Your Tank Roof

Every drop of water counts. We have introduced an exclusive water saver device that efficiently harvests water off your tank roof.

Pioneer Water Tanks & Bushfire

Learn how the Pioneer water tank stands up to bushfire, and what you can expect if your tank comes into direct contact with fire.

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Water Tanks

Your Guide For 2021

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My parents didn’t know what they needed with regard to rainwater tanks. Pioneer came out and did a free assessment and let them know that they didn’t need another tank. They were very helpful the whole way. You can’t put a price on integrity.

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Rainwater is a significant natural resource that has been gathered by Australian homes for domestic use ever since colonial times.
Opportunities for rainwater accumulation and use can vary with location.
Urban households commonly have a hookup to a reticulated, treated (mains) water supply but can significantly reduce mains water utilisation by implementing a rainwater harvesting system.


Home harvested water is commonly utilised for drinking water, general household water usage purposes, as well as satisfying irrigation requirements.


Many rural households sometimes need to resource all their water on their property, and rainwater typically offers a more desirable quality household supply than river, bore or dam water.

Benefits of Using Rainwater Tanks

Making use of rainwater can reduce water expenses, deliver an alternate supply during water restrictions and aid maintain a green, healthy garden.


At times of the year where there are water restrictions, rainwater tanks can be a savior. You can employ your rainwater to water your shrubs and landscape and keep them flourishing through the dry months, take lengthier showers and do as many loads of washing as you need. Obviously if water is scarce you still would like to bear in mind how much water you are making use of but possessing the water tank will denote you don't have to comply with water usage limited by council guidelines.


Your freely produced rainwater can supply your dishwasher and washing machine, be made use of to wash your motor vehicle and windows, water your yard and clean the house. This signifies you won't be clocking up the litres on your water meter and as a result your water costs!


Some people prefer to make use of rainwater for reasons related to health or personal preference. As an example, some individuals choose to consume fresh water free from the added chemicals that are used to treat mains supplied water. Others dwell in locations where the mains water is salty, "hard", includes heavy metals or has an uncomfortable odour, making rainwater an enticing choice.


Rain Harvesting and the use of rainwater around your home can also provide benefits for the environment. By harvesting the rain that lands on your roof, you can reduce the consequences of stormwater runoff in your location, which can typically harm creeks and other water habitats.

What Size Water Tank Do You Need?

When deciding on a rainwater tank size it is very important to take into account the average annual rainfall in your location, the water collection area (ie roof size) of your household and your estimated water consumption. Additionally, you should think about the planning, plumbing and public health guidelines in your area. If you are unclear of these requirements, you should get in touch with your local council.


Multiplying your average annual rainfall (in millimetres) with the dimensions of your roof surface area (in square metres), will give you your approximate annual rain harvesting volume. As an example if your yearly rainfall was 500mm and your roof area was 300 square metres, you could expect to accumulate 150,000 litres annually.


We consider that the average rural property uses about 30 000L of water per person, yearly, and if you're relying on that alone, a rainwater tank that exceeds this figure would be sufficient. This usage figure will vary depending upon your personal water usage choices.


Once you take note of how much water is accessible to harvest, and just how much water you expect to consume every year, you will have a solid base to decide what water tank size is ideal for you.


Remember it is more desirable to have more water and not need to have it, than need more water and not have it.

Water Tank Sizes For Irrigation

Those looking for water tanks to facilitate with irrigation normally have accessibility to a sustainable water source like a dam or a bore. In this instance, the size of your water tank can be calculated by how much water you need to utilise at any one time, in addition to your refill capacity and the time it needs to refill your rain water tank.


One particular thing to be mindful of is your rain water tank flow rate (how frequently your rainwater tank is replenished). A higher flow rate may result in increased and premature damage on assisting mechanical devices (such as your pump).

 

If you want to reduce your flow rate, you can choose a larger rain water tank size that holds more rainwater and therefore can decrease the burden on supporting assets.

Pioneer Water Tank with landscape background

One Large Steel Tank or Multiple Poly Tanks?

Whether you go with a multiple water tanks system or choose one single steel tank may be based on a range of factors such as:

Your Available Area - Are you in a position to fit one sizable tank on your property, or will you need to make use of two or more smaller tanks in order to accumulate your desired water quantity.


Council Requirements - Does your local council mandate you to have a specialised water retention volume for fire fighting intentions? Pioneer water tanks have the capacity to both store your personal water needs, and meet this requirement. If you choose to select a smaller poly tank, you may need another separate tank so as to fulfill this compliance requirement.


Cost Effectiveness - Generally speaking, one larger Pioneer Water Tank is more budget-friendly than two smaller poly tanks that together store the same quantity of water.


Your water storage requirement - If you are seeking to store larger quantities of water (over 50, ooo litres), you will need to set up two or more poly tanks, however you can decide to go with one large steel panel Pioneer tank which may substantially reduce the footprint required, and be even more cost effective.


Installation - Installing one water tank may be faster and simpler as no coupling is required.


If you are looking to hold and store water underground (ie an underground water tank), a concrete tank may be the best option for you.

 

Whilst Pioneer only manufacture a large steel round water tank option, your local dealer may be able to assist with advice relating to an underground tank.

Poly Or Steel Water Tank?

Generally speaking, for water storage, a polyethylene water tank (or more commonly known as a slimline tank) is a better option than a steel water tank pertaining to the lower volume sized rainwater tank range. The reason for this is that polyethylene (a food grade plastic) is light and is also reasonably less expensive to make.


A different key point where a poly rainwater tank may be of superior value is in relationship to footprint size. If the area you have identified to place your water tank is restricted by way of access, or footprint size, there are a handful of assorted poly water tank options that may be well served.


The three most preferred types of poly water tanks are slimline water tanks, round poly water tanks, and round squat poly water tanks.

Slimline Rainwater Tanks

Slimline rainwater tanks are appropriate for suburban properties that have space restraints. The selections of length within the slimline water tank range is ideal to fit in between windows and in small spaces, so as not to lessen household aesthetics.

Round Poly Rainwater Tanks

Whilst the slimline water tank can be long and thin, you can also utilise a round poly water tank. The smaller diameter poly tank could be useful in tight areas, and could be easily moved to different areas if the need comes up.

Round Squat Poly Rain Water Tanks

The squat polyethylene rain water tank is very helpful in places where there is a low roof line or where the tank would need to suit on a stand and still be beneath the eaves of the roof. By design, it is a round, squat tank that will permit you to accumulate the water you need, without using up a lot of space.

When Steel Water Tanks Become Superior Value

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The price of water tanks become cheaper on a cents per litre basis as rain water tank sizes increase. The restricting aspect of the poly water tank is the individual tank size volume.


Lets use the illustration of catching and storing 60kl of captured water. With the poly water tank choice, you would likely need 2 x 30kl poly tanks for adequate water storage.

 

This option would set you back roughly $8400, at a price of 14 cents per litre. For around that same price if you bought a steel water tank with a volume of 110,000 litres you would be paying 7.2 cents per litre.


It's fair to say that when you are aiming to capture and store rainwater in excess of 30kl, then a steel rain water tank might be the better choice for you.

What Colour Options Are There For Your Tank?

As each of our steel water tanks are built from premium Zincalume ® or COLORBOND ® BlueScope Steel, they are readily available in classic metallic, or all genuine COLORBOND ® colours - as opposed to just being powder sprayed in your chosen colour.

 

This means that you can possess a rain water tank that beautifully matches your COLORBOND ® roof, or guttering, making it both practical and aesthetically satisfying.


Please note that in some circumstances, non-standard colours may take slightly longer to be supplied than standard colours. Please find below the Pioneer range of Colorbond® steel water tank colours.


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 standard COLORBOND® steel colours

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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Pioneer Water Tanks non-standard COLORBOND® steel colours

Windspray colorbond colour

WINDSPRAY®

Cove Colorbond commercial water tank colour

COVE®

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®

Gully colorbond water tank colour choice

GULLY®

Ironstone colorbond non standard colour

IRONSTONE®

Jasper Colorbond water tank non standard colour

JASPER®

Manor Red colorbond water tank colour

MANOR RED®

Night sky colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour

NIGHT SKY®

Shale Grey colorbond water tank colour choice

SHALE GREY®

Terrain colorbond watertank colour

MANOR RED®

Pioneer Water Tanks non-standard COLORBOND® steel colours

WINDSPRAY®
Windspray colorbond colour
WINDSPRAY®
SHALE GREY®
Shale Grey colorbond water tank colour choice
SHALE GREY®
COTTAGE GREEN®
cottege green colorbond water tank colour
COTTAGE GREEN®
DEEP OCEAN®
Deep Ocean Colorbond water tank colour
DEEP OCEAN®
DUNE®
Dune colorbond water tank colour choice
DUNE®
EVENING HAZE®
Evening Haze colorbond water tank colour
EVENING HAZE®
NIGHT SKY®
Night sky colorbond rainwater tank pioneer colour
NIGHT SKY®
IRONSTONE®
Ironstone colorbond non standard colour
IRONSTONE®
MANOR RED®
Manor Red colorbond water tank colour
MANOR RED®
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AQUALINER Fresh® Water Tank Liner

Your harvested tank water needs to supply the freshest drinking water supply.


One of the biggest concerns that every steel water tank owner has, is making sure that their harvested rainwater stays clean and fresh. Our Aqualiner Fresh ® tank liner is the highest quality antimicrobial liner for sale on the market today, and it's the only one that incorporates the Sanitized® antimicrobial technology into a water tank liner.


Sanitized® Silver not only prevents the growth of unwanted bacteria, it actually inhibits it, removing even small traces of bacteria that may already be present in captured water, potentially from a roof or guttering.


Our Aqualiner Fresh ® tank liner actually exceeds the Australian Standard when it comes to food grade compliance.


To further enhance the quality of your drinking water It is also advisable that you install a first flush diverter and check the tank for any sediment regularly, and get it serviced if required.

Do Rainwater Tank Prices Change From State To State?

You will consistently do business exclusively with our Pioneer direct local dealer network regardless of your location.  That being said all of our Pioneer Steel Water Tanks are produced in Perth, Western Australia.

 

This has the effect of prices being different from state to state as a result of differing freight costs.


If your rain water tank is going to be installed within 100km of your local dealer, then there is no extra cost to install your tank (no travel charge).


 If your installation falls outside of this range, then a travel cost may apply.

Rainwater Tanks and Additions

At Pioneer Water Tanks, we don't only offer premium quality water tanks, we also offer a series of standard and non standard equipment and accessories available for sale alongside your rain water tank.


Our standard water tank accessories encompass our AQUALINER Fresh ® rain water tank Liner, 2 x Anodes, 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve, 150mm Overflow, down pipe and Flap Valve, Leaf Filter Basket or 50mm Inlet, Locakble Sliding Access Hatch, Galvanised Ladder and 20 Year Conditional Warranty.


Non standard accessories that you can opt to add to your rainwater tank installation include first flush diverters, fire protection valves, our dust and insect repelling super seal, and a fascia strip for a sleeker effect, and to cover any pointy edges.


You can discuss optional extras such as an additional tank inlet, gutter system (we use smart water savers for debris free water harvesting directly from the tank roof), water tank pumps, pump, pipework and plumbing with your local dealer.

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Water Tank Installation

For you to fully equip your site for installation of your water tank, you need to ensure that you've done the following:


  • Organised a level, stable sand pad, that is without debris, and at least two meters larger than the diameter of your tank
  • For sloping round tank projects, make sure that ample drainage to divert run off away from the water tank wall.
  • Positioned aggregate around the circumference of your rainwater tank to prevent eroding and abide by warranty conditions.
  • If appropriate, placed a retaining wall to guarantee pad integrity.

You can check with your local dealer if any of these support services may be supplied, along with accessories such as a pump, or geotextile underlay for extra liner protection

Talk To The Water Tank Experts

If you are looking for a more formal quote, click the button below, or give us a call on 1800 999 599.  We'll take the time to get to understand your project and offer you excellent advice on the best way forward for you to achieve your desired outcomes.  

Water Tank Industry Averages - Water Tank Prices By Size 2021

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Water Tank SizeIdeal Rainwater Tank TypeAverage Starting Price **
1,000 LitresPoly Water Tank$600
5,000 LitresPoly Water Tank$850
10,000 LitresPoly Water Tank$1,800
30,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$5,200
50,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$6,300
110,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$9,000
150,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$11,600
220,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$15,900
250,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$16,500
330,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$24,300
370,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$27,100
410,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$30,100
500,000 LitresSteel Water Tank$36,200

**Water tank costs indicated are an estimation for information purposes only. Actual prices will vary dependent upon size, state, colour, accessories, installation location and sales campaign at the time.

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Pioneer Water Tank prices in 2019

Pioneer Water Tanks Sizing Chart

DIAMETER

HEIGHT

LITRES

GALLONS

GT10

2.67m

2.18m

12,200

2,600

GT20

3.34m

2.18m

19,100

4,200

GT30

4.01m

2.18m

27,542

6,053

GT40

4.68m

2.18m

37,574

8,258

GT50

5.35m

2.18m

48,963

10,761

GT60

6.02m

2.18m

62,111

13,651

GT80

6.69m

2.18m

76,504

16,814

GT90

7.35m

2.18m

92,570

20,345

GT110

8.02m

2.18m

110,116

24,212

GT130

8.69m

2.18m

129,292

28,416

GT150

9.36m

2.18m

149,948

32,956

GT170

10.03m

2.18m

172,134

37,832

GT200

10.70m

2.18m

195,851

43,044

GT220

11.36m

2.18m

221,604

48,704

GT250

12.03m

2.18m

247,874

54,478

GTi 291

10.70m

3.23m

290,632

63,876

GTi 328

11.36m

3.23m

328,096

72,109

GTi 368

12.03m

3.23m

367,831

80,784

GTi 410

12.70m

3.23m

409,860

90,157

GTi 501

14.04m

3.23m

500,065

109,999