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Water Tanks Zeehan

Zeehan Water Tanks

Pioneer Water Tanks

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

Zeehan Water Tanks

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

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

Regardless of 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.

Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139 kilometres south-west of Burnie. It is located north of Strahan and Queenstown.

Water Tanks to Suit Every Need

Water Tank Sizes

With rural and domestic tanks between 12kl and 500kl, alongside industrial and commercial tanks up to a tremendous 3 million or more litres, Pioneer Water Tanks offers a wide range of water tank sizes.

Pioneer Water Tanks has the product that is best for you in both size and quality, no matter what project you're working on.

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 series 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 plagued by green drought, which means in the hot, dry summer months, vegetation is dry and susceptible to wildfires.

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

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 needed.

Outperforming all comers in bushfire conditions

When the Bushfire and National Hazards CRC together with the CSIRO carried out bushfire simulations on a selection of water tanks, a steel Pioneer Water Tank stood up best.

Importantly, unlike the other tanks-- which either melted or split - the Pioneer Water Tank continued to hold water even after a fire front, which could prove vital to firefighting efforts.

If your water tank has been subjected 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 Zeehan climate

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

Climate readings are not as professionally taken in Zeehan as they were during the Silver City's mining boom, but the town averaged 2,441.3mm of rainfall annually when they were.

Zeehan was established as a mining field, then as a town after the Zeehan-Dundas silver-lead deposits were found in 1882 by Frank Long.

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 100mm of rain fell on Zeehan in just 24 hours, in order to prevent 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

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

The most scientifically 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

Designed for durability and for the sole purpose of water storage, the Pioneer V-Lock ® tank wall profile is also a Pioneer Water Tanks exclusive.

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 an arrangement 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 has the ability to provide truly local service to all Australians, regardless of 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 Nutrien Water Tasmania, who we are proud to recommend to assist with all your water storage needs.

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

Zeehan Local Knowledge

Zeehan fun fact

The region has one of the oldest settler histories of any part of Tasmania, when Abel Tasman sighted this part of the state in 1642. The town was named after the nearby Mount Zeehan, which had been named by George Bass and Matthew Flinders after Abel Tasman's Fluyt - or sailing vessel - Zeehaen.

Things to do in Zeehan

With the ebbing of the boom and subsequent decline in population over the 20th century, Zeehan has become something of an artifact of Australia's urban and industrial history and is a captivating experience for the intellectually inquisitive traveller.

With a main streetscape dominated by bold Victorian and art deco architecture, the town emanates a sort of decaying grandeur that holds volumes of fascination for the traveller with a subtle eye for historical detail.