Water Tanks Somerset

Somerset Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

  • Experienced local dealer network with local knowledge and experience
  • Over 30 years of experience building premium water tanks for Somerset
  • 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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Somerset Water Tanks

Somerset is a small township to the west of Burnie, which shares its name with the County of Somerset, England, UK. Today the city of Burnie encompasses the entire Burnie-Somerset urban area; however, the town is part of the Waratah/Wynyard municipal area.

For over 30 years, Pioneer Water Tanks have been a leading Somerset water tank manufacturer and distributor.

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

Although much of the mainland hold the belief that Tasmania is a verdant land of abundant rains, people in Tasmania know better, and are mindful of their water storage needs.

Water Tanks to Suit Every Need

Water Tank Sizes

Pioneer Water Tanks offer a series of water tank sizes, from 12kL to 500kL for our range of rural and residential tanks, and up to a massive 3 million litres or more for our industrial and commercial water tanks.

No matter what project you are about to undertake, 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

Pioneer Tanks are available in a standard Zincalume ® finish, or the full range of Colorbond colours seen below ®. All Pioneer tanks are manufactured right here in Australia with Australian BlueScope steel.

Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Non-Standard COLORBOND® Colour Range

Bushfire Protection in the Australian Summer

Bushfire preparation

Whilst a lot of Tasmania appears lush and green, much like other parts of the country, many regions in Tasmania are afflicted by green drought, which leaves much of the plant life vulnerable to wildfires in the hot summer months.

As well as 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.

So as to ensure your water tank can be used for the purposes of both residential 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 collaboration with the Bushfire and National Hazards CRC, and the results showed that a steel Pioneer Water Tank held up 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.

After a fire front has gone by, the water in your tank can still be used for non-consumptive applications, such as watering your gardens, however, it is highly recommended to get your water tested as soon as possible to ensure your water is safe before using it for food preparation or drinking.

An Ongoing Battle with the Elements

The Somerset climate

Somerset is home to an oceanic climate, with long warm summer days, and cool short winter days. The summer days are as long as 16 hours, and in winter as short as 8 hours.

Somerset averages 865.5mm of rainfall annually, with the majority of this falling in the winter months.

Somerset is home to Gunns Veneers; Australasia’s largest producer of sliced veneers, and the world’s largest producer of Eucalypt veneers.

Rainwater run-off and flooding

Rain is welcome in rural areas all across Australia, especially those enduring drought conditions, and Tasmania is certainly no different.

However; storms causing heavy rainfall in a short time period can cause storm water runoff, especially in areas with roads and footpaths preventing the water from soaking into the ground.

If Somerset received 100mm of rain in a 24 hour downpour, it would require just 100 homes to have water tanks to keep 2 million litres of water from entering stormwater systems and contributing to stormwater runoff and flooding damages.

The Pioneer Water Tanks Difference

Aqualiner Fresh® antimicrobial water tank liner

A Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive, the Aqualiner Fresh ® water tank liner is the only antimicrobial water tank liner on the market, proven 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.

This industry leading water tank liner is comprised of five layers that comprise the strongest, cleanest and most technologically advanced water tank liner on the market.

Pioneer V-Lock® tank wall profile

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

This V-Lock panel profile is designed not only for strength and durability of the tank wall itself by engineering the sheets to the ideal thickness for each panel, but also to protect the tank liner, preventing stretching and wear as the tank fills and empties.

It's a design so good, it won an Australian Design Award for the exceptional 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 Tasmania, who we are proud to recommend to assist with all your water storage needs.

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

Somerset Local Knowledge

Somerset fun fact

Somerset River Cam Post Office opened on 5 November 1864. It was renamed Somerset Cam around 1934 and Somerset in 1963.

Things to do in Somerset

The area is a popular fishing haunt for both ocean and river fishing. Those who want to try their luck catching brown trout can fish in the Cam River. The beach, which is nearly 3 km long, has both good swimming and an active Life Saving Club. There are also pleasant walks along the foreshore which is accessible from the Esplanade.