Water Tanks St Marys

St Marys Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

  • Over 30 years of experience building premium water tanks for St Marys
  • 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

St Marys Water Tanks

For over 30 years now, Pioneer Water Tanks have been manufacturing and designing water tanks St Marys can rely on.

People of St Marys know that they can rest assured, knowing they have the backing and support of Australia's number one big tank company.

Tasmania is often seen from the outside as a rainy green region all over, however, residents know better, and have their water supply requirements in mind.

St Marys is a small township nestled at the junction of the Tasman Highway and the Esk Highway on the East Coast of Tasmania, approximately 10 kilometres (six miles) from the coast.

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.

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

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 range 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

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

An important way to prepare for the drier summer months is to make sure that you not only have a bushfire action plan, but also that you have sufficient water storage to help you and emergency services protect against the threat of wildfires.

Pioneer Water Tanks offers the option of a fire reserve in your tank, to ensure it can be used for both household water storage and fire protection.

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 performed better than the competition.

After 30 minutes of submersion in flame, the Pioneer Water Tank continued to hold water, a vital feature for firefighting efforts, while the other tanks tested either melted or split, causing their water to be partially or fully lost.

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, having said that, it is highly recommended to get your water tested as soon as possible to make sure your water is safe before using it for food preparation or drinking.

An Ongoing Battle with the Elements

The St Marys climate

St Marys has a mild oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall spread throughout the year.

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

The Elephant Pass route was completed in 1888, which resulted in goods moving across the mountains to the east coast settlements of Bicheno and Chain of Lagoons. In turn this resulted in a small increase in population as St Marys became a service centre for the surrounding dairy farms.

Rainwater run-off and flooding

In areas across Australia, especially rural and regional areas effected by drought, rainfall is usually a very welcome sight, and Tasmania is no outlier in this fact.

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

If St Marys received 100mm of rain in a 24 hour downpour, it would require just 100 homes to have water tanks to prevent 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

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

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

The most technologically advanced, cleanest and toughest liner avalaible on the market, this is an industry leading product, made up 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 give protection to the tank liner, by preventing 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 exceptional strength and internal support, along with its aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Australian made water tanks - Tasmanian local service

Comprised of more than fifty local water tank dealers across the country, Pioneer's Dealer Direct Network means that we can provide 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 highest quality, as we know that a water tank is only as good as the person who builds it.

St Marys Local Knowledge

St Marys fun fact

The first European contact with the district occurred when Captain Tobias Furneaux sighted and named the 694 metre St Patrick's Head in 1773. The early settlement of Van Diemen's Land, which mostly occurred between Hobart and George Town, took little interest in the St Marys area.

It wasn't until the 1840s that a probation station, housing 300 convicts, was built at Grassy Bottom between the town and St Marys Pass. These convicts were assigned to build the road across the mountains to the east coast.

Things to do in St Marys

Located in the middle of paddocks about three kilometres west of St Marys, Christ Church was built in 1847 as part of the large property, 'Cullenswood'.

The most prominent, and dominant, building in town is the St Marys Hotel (1916) which stands at the crossroads and represents a time when the town was much more prosperous and when there were 50 dairy farms in the district and two cheese factories in the town. It is worth noting that previous hotels had stood on this site but, being built of timber, they were destroyed by fire.

St Marys Pass State Reserve provides a short, ten minute walk through forest to a lookout viewing platform which provides panoramic views over the coastline.