Water Tanks Scamander

Scamander Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

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

Scamander Water Tanks

Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River between St Helens and St Marys on the north-east coast of Tasmania. The town is a popular holiday destination because of its wide, sandy beaches and views of the ocean.

Pioneer Water Tanks have been a premier Scamander water tank supplier and manufacturer for more than thirty years.

Pioneer Water Tank owners in Scamander rest easy in the knowledge they have the support of Australia's primary big tank manufacturer.

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

Water Tanks to Suit Every Need

Water Tank Sizes

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

Pioneer Water Tanks has the product that is best for you in both size and quality, regardless of what project you're working on.

Water Tank Colours

All water tanks produced by Pioneer Water Tanks are made right here in Australia, from Australian BlueScope steel. Pioneer Water Tanks are available in the full series of Colorbond ® colours found below, or in a standard Zincalume ® finish.

Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Non-Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Bushfire Protection in the Australian Summer

Bushfire preparation

Thanks to widespread green drought, much of Tasmania is susceptible to wildfires, thanks to dry soil and weak vegetation, despite the grassy and lush aesthetics of much of the state.

In addition to having a bushfire action plan, an important way to be prepared for the dry summer months is to ensure that you have sufficient water storage to help protect you from the threat of fire, and a Pioneer Water Tank helps provide that protection.

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

When the Bushfire and National Hazards CRC along with the CSIRO performed bushfire simulations on a range of water tanks, a steel Pioneer Water Tank held up best.

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

While a water tank will still prove adequate for watering gardens or lawns, if it has been exposed 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 Scamander climate

Scamander has a mild oceanic climate with tepid summers and cool winters, and moderate rainfall spread through the months.

In the average year, Scamander receives 708mm of rainfall, making  it a little wetter than some of the surrounding towns.

Scamander was used by cattle grazers and fishermen alike for many years, with a bridge across the wide river mouth serving as the biggest challenge for early settlers.

Rainwater run-off and flooding

Rain is welcome in rural areas all across Australia, especially those suffering drought conditions, 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 a 24 hour period saw a 100mm deposit of rainfall on Scamander, it would only require 100 homes with fitted water tanks and adequate guttering to keep 2 million litres of water from entering the environment.

The Pioneer Water Tanks Difference

Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner

The Aqualiner Fresh ® water tank liner is a Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive, the only antimicrobial tank liner available on the market today, and has been shown to prevent the growth of algae and bacteria in your water tank.

The Aqualiner Fresh ® utilises Sanitized ® technology, with the antibacterial properties of silver, interwoven into the water tank liner.

The most technologically advanced, cleanest and toughest 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 created with the sole purpose of water storage.

The V-Lock profile is designed both for strength and to give protection to 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.

Don't just take our word for it, the design is so sound, it won an Australian Design Award for its strength and appearance.

Australian made water tanks - Tasmanian local service

Pioneer Water Tanks Dealer Direct Network is made up of over fifty water tank dealers across the country, meaning we can offer truly local service to all Australians.

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

We ensure that our dealers are of the best quality, as we know that a water tank is only as good as the person who builds it.

Scamander Local Knowledge

Scamander fun fact

The wide river mouth has been a challenge to bridge builders for many years. Richard Terry constructed a timber bridge in 1865, but it collapsed around May in 1875 while a large herd of cattle was being driven across it. A second and third bridge were successively washed away in floods in 1889 and 1911. 

Further bridges succumbed to flood and shipworms, the last timber bridge collapsing in 1929. A truss bridge was built in 1936 and still stands today, used by pedestrians and bicycles. The concrete bridge that currently carries the Tasman Highway was built on a better alignment nearby and officially opened on 26 June 1991.

Things to do in Scamander

Scamander is primarily a town which attracts holidaymakers and travellers eager to enjoy the beautiful beach and the district's water activities. Surfing and swimming are popular and the river is known to anglers for its excellent bream.

he Scamander Circuit Walk is a 3.5 km walk, starting in Dune Street, and heading south and returning along the beach. It is a pleasant way to experience the coast around Steels Beach.