Water Tanks for Agriculture

Pioneer Water Tanks - Helping you grow the food for Australia's tables

Agricultural Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks have been rural water tank suppliers since 1988, and have provided countless solutions when it comes to water storage for farms  and the agricultural sector, with large steel water tanks that more than exceed the Australian Standard when it comes to water storage.

Pioneer continue to work closely with Western Australia’s agricultural industry when it comes to water supply, and have helped provide water security to properties in drought conditions or simply rural areas with low levels of rainfall.

With a range of farm water tanks at attractive prices from 12,000L to 500,000L available in Zincalume® or Colorbond® there is sure to be a Pioneer water tank that meets your needs, and with an exclusive antimicrobial water tank liner that helps to reduce algae and bacteria in your tank water, you are sure to maintain a fresh and clean water supply for your family, animals and crops. 


Pioneer Water Tanks have provided a service for Western Australia since 1988. Our high quality Australian-made water tanks will provide the long-term water security you’re looking for.

Farm Water Storage

Potable Water for Livestock and People

For many people in rural Australia, a rainwater tank is their only way of accessing clean water for drinking, showering and food preparation. This is also the case when it comes to stock water for cattle, sheep or other animals.

Pioneer Water Tanks have a solution for every home and farm, with a wide range of tank capacities and colours to ensure that your water storage meeds are met, and your troughs remain full.

Pioneer maintains a close relationship with Western Australia’s cattle industry, and works closely with other livestock farmers across Australia in order to provide the highest quality farm water tanks for your home and your agricultural application.

Zincalume Pioneer Water Tank on a sheep farm
sprinklers irrigating crops in australia for water for irrigators and water for growers and water tanks for agriculture

Rainwater Tanks for Irrigation

With water restrictions ever tightening, and regular water sources drying up in the longer hotter summers, water storage for irrigation purposes are a great way to ensure your water security for years to come.

In addition to the benefits of water security and sustainability, numerous studies have shown that rainwater is superior when it comes to irrigation and in your garden, and is more likely to provide your plants with more nutrients without the use of chemicals.

If you have multiple sheds or buildings on your property, you have even more capacity for water storage, and the water can be used for the express purpose of irrigation, or for water storage for your home and farm also.

Farm Water Tanks for Crops and Orchards

Whether you are growing your fruit crops in greenhouses, in orchards or in a farm, ensuring you have enough water storage for irrigation purposes is paramount to a successful operation.

Pioneer Water Tanks have large water tanks that can even harvest the water run off from your greenhouse or shed if you are able to fit gutters to them, and can connect your water storage straight to your sprinkler systems, making your rainwater harvesting into easily accessible water.

For the best water tank when it comes to rainwater harvesting technology, water conservation, and irrigation water storage, look no further than a Pioneer Water Tank.

a pioneer water tanks GT200 200000 litre water tank zincalume water tank built next to a farmstead home in gidgegannup western Australia for water tank irrigation and growing

Get the Perfect Water Tank for Your Farm

Wide Range of Colours

Even water tanks used for irrigation purposes can fit the aesthetic appearance of your property. If your water tank is located near your Colorbond® shed, or your home has a Colorbond® roof, then we see no reason why your farm water tanks shouldn’t be able to match. If you prefer the traditional Zincalume® look, then you’re also in luck, as all Pioneer Water Tanks for your farm or home are available in Zincalume® as standard.

Standard Colorbond® Water Tank Colour Range



Classic Cream™

Woodland Grey®




Pale Eucalypt®

Non-Standard Colorbond® Water Tank Colour Range

Dover White™

Evening Haze®



Shale Grey™





Night Sky®


Deep Ocean­®

Cottage Green®

Manor Red®

Standard Colorbond® Colours

Non-Standard Colorbond® Colours

Rainwater Tank Fittings and Accessories

Standard Water Tank Acessories

aqualiner fresh layers example antimicrobial water tank liner

1 x Exclusive Aqualiner Fresh® Water Tank Liner

a 50mm outlet with ball valve fire fitting for steel water tanks

1 x 50mm Outlet & Ball Valve

a pioneer water tanks stainless steel leaf filter basket for steel water tanks

1 x  Stainless Steel Leaf Filter Basket or 50mm Inlet

a galvanised steel ladder for large steel water tanks hook on ladder with bracket

1 x Hook-On Galvanised Ladder with Bracket

pioneer water tanks hinged galvanised steel roof access hatch water tank access hatch

1 x Heavy Duty Hinged Access Hatch

a pioneer water tanks 150mm overflow 150mm bellmouth

1 x 150mm Overflow, Downpipe and Flap Valve

a single annode bag sacrificial anode for steel water tank corrosion protection

1 x Set (2) of Anodes

Optional Water Tank Accessories

ball valve outlet for steel water tanks

Fire protection valve and fire water reserve to shire standards

an analogue water level indicator with float valve and weight

Digital or traditional water level indicators

four pioneer water tanks smart water savers tank roof gutter system pieces

Gutterless tank roof rainwater harvesting system

a close up photo of water tank liner protection water tank underlay fabric geotextile underlay

Geotextile underlay to protect liner from damage

SuperSeal water tank dustproofing and vermin protection for water tank freshness

SuperSeal dustproofing condensation strip pack

Steel Water Tank Sizes

Rainwater tanks for irrigation and farm water tanks for agriculture come in all shapes and sizes, and Pioneer offers a wide range of water storage options with more than 20 sizes from 12,000L to 500,000L, in your choice of material from Colorbond or Zincalume in all sizes.

pioneer water tank sizes and dimensions
pioneer water tank sizes and dimensions

The Litres/Gallons stated above are gross capacities. Actual useable volume will vary depending on the size and position of inlets and outlets.

The best water tanks for the agricultural sector

With more than 50 dealers across Australia – and more than 10 in Western Australia alone – Pioneer Water Tanks continues to lead the way in water, and will endeavour to find the right water storage solution for your farm water tanks. 

Our dealer network allows us to provide local service to you, wherever in the country you are located, and with a 20/20 warranty you can rest assured that you have protection for years to come.

If you’re interested in farm water tanks for your agricultural application, get in touch with us on 1800 999 599, or simply click here to request a quote for a rainwater tank today, and one of our experienced water tank dealers will be in touch with your customised water tank pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are irrigation water tanks?

An irrigation tank is typically designed to hold a large amount of water, and some farmers may even install multiple tanks if there are multiple rainwater harvesting or catchment sources and enough room to install the additional water storage tank. Pioneer Water Tanks range in size from 12,000L to 500,000L, and can join the tanks together if required to increase overall storage capacity where large quantities of water are required.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tank irrigation?

Water Tanks are widely regarded as one of the most cost-effective and widely used irrigation methods, don’t need to tap into ground water or streams, and don’t suffer from evaporation like dams do. However for large properties, you will likely need multiple water tanks for both ease of access to water around the property, and to capture enough water for irrigation purposes. Combining tank storage with dam storage may be the best way to go for your property.

How long do agricultural water tanks last?

All Pioneer Water Tanks in the GT range (12kL – 280kL) come with come equipped with Pioneer’s 20/20 Warranty – that’s a 20 year conditional structural warranty, and a 20 year conditional warranty against water leakage. Tanks in the GTi range (290kL – 500kL) come with a 10 year conditional warranty. However, this is simply to give you peace of mind. Many Pioneer Water Tanks last well over thirty years, and most of the water tanks installed in Pioneer’s first year of business back in 1988 remain in operation today.

How much water do livestock need per day?

All livestock is different, however, cattle typically need between 15 and 75 litres a head depending on breed and climate, on dry days grazing sheep require between 8 to ten litres a day, which drops to 3 to 4 litres a day in winter, chickens will need about 1 litre each a day, while pigs require around 3 litres a day for piglets and 45 litres a day for lactating sows and it is recommended they have access to a water source that can provide 2 litres per minute of water.

Can you drink tank water in Australia?

According to the Department of Health in Western Australia, it is safe to drink tank water in rural areas, provided that it is free from contamination, and has not been collected from a roof or roofs containing preservative treated wood, bituminous products or lead based paint, and should not be collected from parts of the roof with a chimney, discharge pipes from air-conditioners or chemically treated timbers.

For many rural properties in Western Australia where mains water is not available, rainwater tanks are an important resource for providing drinking water to homes and families. A properly maintained water tank provides clean healthy water which can be far fresher and more natural tasting than scheme water.