Water Tanks Carrick

Carrick Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

  • Experienced local dealer network with local knowledge and experience
  • Over 30 years of experience building premium water tanks for Carrick
  • 20 year conditional warranty
  • Industry leading, exclusive Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner
  • Specially designed for water storage Pioneer V-Lock® tank wall panel
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Carrick Water Tanks

For over thirty years, Pioneer Water Tanks have been a highly regarded Carrick water tank manufacturer and distributor.

People of Carrick know that they can feel confident, knowing they have the backing and support of Australia's leading big tank company.

Despite the outside view that Tasmania is a green and rainy state all over, people of Tasmania know better, and understand their water storage needs.

Carrick is a small historic village 17 kilometres west of Launceston, on the banks of the Liffey River, The Meander Valley Highway passes through the town's centre; this road was formerly the main road from Launceston to Deloraine and Devonport.

Water Tanks to Suit Every Need

Water Tank Sizes

Pioneer's water tank sizes come in a wide range, with domestic and rural tanks available from 12kl to 500kl, and the commercial and industrial tanks available in up to a whopping 3 million litres.

No matter what project you are about to commence, Pioneer Water Tanks will have a water tank that's right of you in size and in quality.

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

Water Tank Colours

Every Pioneer Water Tank built in Australia is made from Australian made and sourced BlueScope Steel, and manufactured in the Australian Pioneer Water Tanks facility. Pioneer Water Tanks are available in either a standard Zincalume ® finish, or in the full range of Colorbond ® colours seen below.

Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Non-Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Bushfire Protection in the Australian Summer

Bushfire preparation

Despite being a magnificent and green part of the country, many parts of Tasmania are afflicted by green drought, which means in the hot, dry summer months, vegetation is dry and prone to wildfires.

It is important in any rural setting to ensure that you are doing the best you can to protect yourself from bushfire. You can do this by making sure that you have a bushfire action plan, as well as sufficient water storage for fire fighting purposes.

In order to ensure your water tank can be used for the purposes of both household or property water storage, and fire protection, Pioneer Water Tanks offers the option of a fire reserve.

Outperforming all comers in bushfire conditions

The CSIRO carried out bushfire simulation tests on water tanks in partnership with the Bushfire and National Hazards CRC, and the results showed that a steel Pioneer Water Tank performed better than the competition.

All other tanks tested either melted or split, causing them to lose precious water, however the Pioneer Water Tank continued to hold water after being exposed to the full 30 minute fire front, which could prove critical to fire fighting efforts.

While a water tank will still prove appropriate for watering backyards or lawns, if it has been subjected to fire, it is highly advised that you get the tank water tested as soon as possible to ensure that it is still safe for household use.

An Ongoing Battle with the Elements

The Carrick climate

The climate in Carrick is temperate, with a significant amount of rainy days during the year, even in the driest months.

Carrick has an average annual rainfall of 711 mm, and is wet much of the year round. The area has been cultivated and farmed since the mid 1800s.

Agfest is an annual agricultural field day, held each May on a rural property in Carrick. It is the state's, and one of the country's, largest agricultural field days.

Rainwater run-off and flooding

In areas across rural Australia, rainfall is often a welcome sight, and Tasmania is certainly no different.

However; stormwater run off caused by heavy rainfall, especially in areas with roads and footpaths, can lead to wide-spread flooding and damage by water that can't escape into the ecosystem.

If 100mm of rain fell on Carrick in just 24 hours, in order to keep 2 million litres of rainfall from entering stormwater systems, it would require just 100 homes fitted with rainwater tanks and appropriate guttering.

The Pioneer Water Tanks Difference

Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner

Proven to prevent the growth of undesirable bacteria in your water tank, the Aqualiner Fresh ® water tank liner is the only antimicrobial water tank liner available on the market, and a Pioneer Water tanks exclusive.

The natural antimicrobial properties of silver and Sanitized ® technology are woven into the Aqualiner Fresh ® water tank liner.

The most technologically advanced, cleanest and strongest liner available on the market, this is an industry leading product, comprised of five distinct layers to protect and store your water.

Pioneer V-Lock® tank wall profile

The Pioneer V-Lock ® tank wall profile, also exclusive to Pioneer Water Tanks, has been designed with the sole purpose of water storage.

The V-Lock profile is designed both for strength and to protect the tank liner, by helping prevent stretching and wear, and the sheets are engineered to the ideal thickness for each panel, meaning we put the steel where it's needed most.

It's a design so good, it won an Australian Design Award for the unrivalled strength and internal support, together with its aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Australian made water tanks - Tasmanian local service

Pioneer Water Tanks is able to provide truly local service to all Australians, no matter where they are based, thanks to the Pioneer Dealer Direct Network, comprised of more than 50 experienced water tank dealers.

In Tasmania, our local dealer is Statewide Tanks, who we are proud to recommend to assist with all your water storage demands.

It is crucial that our water tank dealers are specialists in water tank construction, as a water tank is only as good as the person who builds it.

Carrick Local Knowledge

Carrick fun fact

Thomas Reibey has been written of as the Father of Carrick. Reibey was instrumental in construction of the Church, the racecourse and other, now heritage listed, buildings in the town. He donated over 10,000 pounds for the construction of the town's Anglican church, a veary large sum for the time, and was appointed as the Archdeacon of Launceston in 1858.

Reibey was elected to the House of Assembly seat of Westbury in 1874. He held the seat for 30 years and was the Premier of Tasmania from 20 July 1876 until 9 August 1877. Reibey was an avid horse trainer. His horse "Stockwell" won the 1882 Launceston Cup, the Carrick Plate in 1881 and came second in the Melbourne Cup.

Things to do in Carrick 

If you're a fan of historic buildings, Carrick is the town for you. The historic village has maintained the town's original 19th century character, with many buildings or remains of them still standing.

A short drive north of Carrick is the Tasmania Zoo, which is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family.