Water Tanks

The Pioneer Water Tanks Difference - Water Tanks for Western Australia

Western Australian Rainwater Tank Supplier

All across Western Australia, there are homes who need water tanks to provide them with drinking water, water for crops or livestock, for gardens, and just for general household use. Pioneer Water Tanks have been providing high quality steel water tanks that exceed the Australian Standard for water storage for more than thirty years.

There are roughly 1.3 billion people worldwide who do not have access to clean water, and at least half a million of those are in Australia, with many Australians relying on rainwater storage to provide them with safe drinking water.

Pioneer Water Tanks have equipped rural Western Australia with water tanks for all kinds of residential and large property requirements. Our rain water tanks are constructed to endure the dynamic WA weather conditions, using BlueScope Zincalume @ and Colorbond ® steel.

Sustainability, top grade fixtures and fittings and durability are just a couple of the factors that should be taken into account when seeking to acquire your rainwater tank. Pioneer Water Tanks can be developed to fit your personalised environmental needs.


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.

More than merely water tank cost to think about

The necessity to create a water storage solution is a significant one, and one that needs to take into consideration a selection of variables to make the very best buying decision possible (not merely comparing water tank prices). Whilst price is a primary point to consider, other notable aspects should not be discounted.

Resilience, sustainability, and premium quality of product will determine how much time your tank will endure (and consequently delay the necessity for this cost to be repeated). Your manufacturer’s warranty period and identifying precisely what is and is not covered is also essential.

As our products can last in excess of twenty years (all rural GT tanks up to the model size of GT280 are protected by a twenty year conditional warranty), a  Pioneer Water Tank is definitely one that will produce peace of mind.

Water Storage Possibilities

When considering the location of your water tank on your property it is vital to consider what kind of water harvesting system would best suit your situation. A “wet system” (where the pipes run below ground to your water storage tank), needs the rainwater storage tank location to be positioned lower than the house or shed to allow at least a 500mm fall every 10m that the tank is away from the house/shed.  This is paramount when considering your water storage tank options.

A “dry” system (where your water is collected from your rooftop/gutter system and delivered directly to your steel water tank (via an overhead pipe), will work if the tank is very close to the shed/house. This system will only utilise water collected from the section of roof where the pipe comes from. In most cases the “Wet” system should be used to maximise the roof area to harvest the water from the whole roof.

Types of water tanks

Poly water tanks

Poly rainwater tanks may be a very good selection if your space is limited, need to utilise a more compact footprint, or you need to have your water storage solution to remain transportable. Poly water tanks are great for people with access to mains water who may want to save money on their water bill, or offset their washing machine or garden water usage through rainwater harvesting.

Reasons including life expectancy, sturdiness, efficiency, and water quality are all comparable when it concerns making a decision between a steel tank and its polyethylene water tank counterpart.

While a poly water tank may be a more attractive option when it comes to a slimline tank, or a small round water tank – be it due to price or sizing – when it comes to large tanks for water supply to homes with no town water, steel water tanks become the better option, in terms of both price and quality.

The use of Colorbond Steel

It’s a renowned simple fact that Colorbond ® is among the most highly regarded Australian Made building materials and is one of the most depended on brands throughout Australia (absolutely within the Perth WA location). Utilising Australia’s best product allows us have full confidence that our rainwater tanks will provide a long-term quality solution for your investment.

When purchasing your Pioneer Water Tank, you can choose your preferred Colorbond ® Colour, and have confidence that your water tank will look and operate to its maximum potential over its lifetime.

The best rainwater tanks for drinking water

Exclusive water tank liner

When your rainwater is being used for drinking, showering and preparing food, it is important that it remains fresh, safe and healthy for human consumption. Every Pioneer Water Tank in the wide range of sizes from 12,000L to 245,000L comes with the Pioneer exclusive Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner, designed to keep your water fresher, for longer.

Nobody wants to be constantly stressing about water quality, which is why Pioneer’s Aqualiner Fresh® water tank liner doesn’t just meet, but exceeds all Australian Standards for water storage and food grade textiles.

The Aqualiner Fresh® uses Sanitized® technology woven into the liner, utilising the antibacterial properties of silver ions to prevent any algae or bacteria from building up on the liner – and even better, the Aqualiner Fresh® contains zero nano-particles.

Award winning water tank wall profile

It’s a renowned simple fact that Colorbond ® is among the most highly regarded Australian Made building materials and is one of the most depended on brands throughout Australia (absolutely within the Perth WA location). Utilising Australia’s best product allows us have full confidence that our rainwater tanks will provide a long-term quality solution for your investment

When purchasing your Pioneer Water Tank, you can choose your preferred Colorbond Colour, and have confidence that your water tank will look and operate to its maximum potential over its lifetime.


What comes with a Pioneer Water Tank

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

20/20 Water Tank Warranty

Every Pioneer Water Tank also comes with our 20/20 warranty. That’s a 20 year conditional structural warranty in addition to a 20 year conditional warranty against water leakage, applicable on all rainwater tank models from GT10 – GT280.

A large capacity steel water tank is a big investment and it’s something you only want to buy once in your lifetime, and most of the water tanks built by Pioneer Water Tanks all the way back in 1988 still remain in service to this day, holding water as securely as they did the day they were built.

Pioneer Water Tanks understands that a rainwater tank is an investment that you only want to buy once in your lifetime, and our 20/20 warranty gives you peace of mind that your water storage will last for many years to come.

Choosing the ideal rainwater tank size

Among one of the notable benefits of a steel water tank over a poly tank is that a steel water storage unit has the capability to hold much greater volumes of water without needing a second storage option. Specific needs are different, and it might be confusing as to what volume tank wold best fit your property.

The average person uses 300-400 litres of water a day, however for rural people this is often different. For the average household sizes – in rural Western Australia – Pioneer Water Tanks typically recommends the following size water tanks:

  • 2 Persons: 90 000L
  • 3 Persons: 110 000L
  • 4 Persons: 150 000L
  • 6 Persons: 250 000L

However, these numbers are only guides, and for a more accurate idea of how much water storage you need, our skilled local WA dealers are able to show you all the things you will need to know in order to make a well informed decision when considering water tank sizes.

We live and breathe Western Australia

Pioneer Water Tanks has provided quality service for Western Australians for over thirty years, so we understand firsthand, the range of climate that is faced within this rural environment. We are also aware of the rationale that every purchase is due to distinct personal, environmental, and economic concerns.

If you are not sure about which direction to go, or what alternatives may be ideal for your property, simply give us a call and let us impart or vast knowledge base with you. Our aim is to be of value to you, and aid you to create the most beneficial buying choice possible.

If you’re looking for a quote on world class water storage for your property, give us a ring on 1800 999 599, or simply click here to request a quote for a water tank today, and one of our dealers will be in touch with your customised water tank pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best water tank for a house?

If you are in need of water supply for an entire house, you can’t go past a steel rainwater tank. While poly tanks can be more affordable in lower sizes, once you start getting looking at a whole home’s water requirements, there really is no choice but a steel water tank.

The added advantage with the Pioneer Water Tanks product range, is that all tanks from 10kl to 280kl come with the Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner as part of their standard accessories, which exceeds Australian standards for food grade products and ensures that clean fresh, clean water comes out of your tap.

How do I choose a water tank?

Water tanks can be found in many different shapes and sizes, and are typically built to store water for drinking, irrigation or other purposes such as industrial or agricultural purposes. Some water tanks are used to store water for emergency purposes such as in a fire truck. Knowing what you’re going to be using your water tank for, will go a long way into knowing how to choose your water tank.

Rainwater tanks are usually made of metal, concrete or plastic, though the metal and plastic tanks are far more common. If you are only going to be using your water tank in gardens for a sprinkler system, or in the laundry, or even in tandem with a grey water system; then a slimline water tank or other small metal or poly tank may serve you best.

The more water storage you need, the more likely it is that a big steel tank is going to be the way to go. The larger the size of water tank needed, the better value a steel rainwater tank will become.

Where should a water tank be placed?

Your steel water tank will be installed on site on a sand pad prepared before the tank delivery, with 1m space on each side of the tan’s diameter. This should be prepared with clean inert sand, a minimum of 150mm thick. When it comes to the placement of the water tank itself and plumbing it to the home; there must be a 500mm fall for every 10m away from the house the site of the water tank is located.

The site should also be free of any debris, low hanging branches, or other items that may obstruct the tank site, or damage the storage container at a later date.


Do you need a pump for a rainwater tank?

Typically, rainwater tanks are gravity fed by the weight of the water within them, allowing water to move freely back to the house as long as it is plumbed in correctly. This means that most homes don’t require a pump for their water storage.

However if your rainwater tank is located a long way from your home, or you find that the pressure your water tank supplies isn’t quite good enough, then you may look to have a pump installed with your tank. Members of the Pioneer Dealer Direct® Network can recommend you a pump for your water tank if you require one. 

How often do water tanks need to be replaced?

All going well, you will never need to replace your water tank, as Pioneer Water Tanks have been seen to frequently outlast their warranty by considerable margins. Many water tanks installed back in Pioneer’s first year of operations still function perfectly today, more than 30 years later.

Provide the tank is well maintained, and accessories such as the anodes and filter basket are replaced when required, your rainwater tank should last you for decades to come.