Water Tanks Waratah

Waratah Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

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

Waratah is a locality and town in North Western Tasmania adjacent to Savage River National Park, roughly 70km from Queenstown.

Pioneer Water Tanks have been a leading Waratah water tank supplier and manufacturer for more than 30 years.

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

Despite the outside view that Tasmania is a green 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 large 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.

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 installed 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 conventional 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 beautiful and green part of the country, many parts of Tasmania are plagued by green drought, which means in the hot, dry summer months, plant life is dry and vulnerable 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 ensuring that you have a bushfire action plan, along with proper water storage for fire fighting purposes.

A steel water tank can be used as both fire protection and water storage for the home, and Pioneer also offers a fire reserve option for your water tank if required.

Outperforming all comers in bushfire conditions

A Pioneer Water Tank performed better than the competition in bushfire simulation when testing was performed by the Bushfire and National Hazards CRC in partnership with the CSIRO.

All other tanks tested either melted or cracked, 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.

If your water tank has been exposed to fire, it is essential to ensure that you get your water tested as soon as possible to ensure that it is safe for food preparation or drinking. The water would, however, still be suited for purposes such as watering gardens or lawns.

An Ongoing Battle with the Elements

The Waratah climate

Waratah has an oceanic climate, unusually cool by Australian standards. It is one of the wettest and coldest locations in Tasmania.

Winter snowfall is common, and heavy rainstorms can be experienced throughout the year, resulting in an annual average rainfall in the town of 2,169.5mm.

The town is built atop a waterfall , and water was diverted from the stream to provide water for mine sluicing and processing.

Rainwater run-off and flooding

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

When consistent rainfall accumulates, this can result in flooding and storm water run off, which can cause damage to property and the environment, particularly in areas where man made facilities such as roads and footpaths cause the water to be unable to soak in to the soil.

If Waratah received 100mm of rain in a 24 hour deluge, 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

The Aqualiner Fresh ® water tank liner is a Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive, the only antimicrobial tank liner available on the market today, and is 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.

This is an industry leading product, made up of five engineered layers, coming together to produce the most technologically advanced, cleanest and strongest water tank liner available today.

Pioneer V-Lock® tank wall profile

The Pioneer V-Lock ® tank wall profile has been engineered for durability, and developed with the sole purpose of water storage in mind.

The V-Lock wall profile is designed to put the steel where it is needed most, for the optimal strength and support, in addition to protecting the tank liner, not just from external debris, but also against stretching or warping from the tank filling and emptying.

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

Pioneer Water Tanks is proud to work with Statewide Tanks in Tasmania, a qualified tank installer who are able to assist with all your water storage demands.

A water tank is only as good as the person who builds it, so Pioneer makes sure that our dealers are professionals in water tank erection.

Waratah Local Knowledge

Waratah fun fact

Despite being a relatively small, and probably unknown town to most across Australia, Waratah has the proud history of being the first town in Australia to have electric street lights, right back in 1886.

Things to do in Waratah

The Waratah Courthouse Museum has an eclectic collection of local artifacts, photos and stories and 'Philosopher' Smith's Hut next door reveals the living conditions in the early days of pioneers and mining.

Picnic by the waterfall and enjoy the views of the surrounding hills. Go platypus spotting on a stroll around the lake or try fishing for trout.