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We have researched and analysed customer story blog posts about Steel Water Tanks on the internet and have assembled this list of 10 reasons actual customers purchased a steel water tank. Yes, we know steel water tanks will cost more than poly tanks, so we wanted to dig deeper into why people invested extra money into the water supply and share that information with our readers. Have a look at the following insights and if you want to know how much a water tank for your needs will cost, hop over here to find out what tank you need and get a quote.

1. You are building a new, off-grid home on a property in New South Wales.

The building has an expansive roof area offering a great rainwater catchment opportunity. You’re also building some private, secluded off-grid holiday accommodations for people looking to get away from it all and sustainability and caring for the environment are top of mind for you and your guests, so a water source that compliments this goal is required. The solution was a Pioneer GT130 130,000-litre water tank Monument, Colorbond®.

2. To have peace of mind being more water sufficient and drought proofing.

The existing tank was a steel Pioneer Water Tank. This tank was as clean as a whistle inside – there was hardly any debris, and was still in very good structural shape and clean on the inside after 20 years which led to deciding that if the tank is doing really well almost 20 years down the line, then why wouldn’t you just get the same size and brand tank?

3. You plan to run a craft brewery and restaurant that can cater for up to 250 people.

A large amount of water is used in the reverse osmosis process. The water stored is the raw groundwater; reverse osmosis purifies this water once it comes out of storage so it can be put into the brewing vats. The brewing process and restaurant will use a collective amount of about 12,000L per day. THE SOLUTION 3 x Pioneer GT250 250,000L tanks for a combined capacity of a whopping 750,000L.

4. Your family’s needs are changing, and you are building a new home, so you have bought an acreage block with no mains access.

With your elderly parents moving into a specially designed wing of the home, so you know you have large unmet clean water requirements. Accordingly, the solution is you purchase the biggest tank the budget could afford – a big GT250 (250,000L)

5. It’s all about the environment.

Water is the most precious resource we have on this planet and the one that is most taken for granted. Seventy per cent of the earth’s surface is covered in water, yet less than one per cent of this water is available for human use. Across many parts of Australia in recent years, extended periods of low rainfall coupled with a growing population have placed further pressure on the availability of water resources to cope with rising demand. Solution – Install a Pioneer Steel Rain Water Tank.


6. You’ve bought a block that has mains water, but you don’t want to rely on the  metropolitan water supply.

Council approves a large tank, so install the Pioneer GT120 120,000-litre tank and have it plumbed to the piping you installed during your house build. The water tank is used for household consumption as well as the garden, a small orchard and a large number of vegetable beds.

7. When you need an effective solution to source water for your livestock

and a seeding/spraying program that has been challenging due to a lack of summer rains in the last three seasons. Dams are great for catching runoff, but having some large tanks can help you retain more, as you can lose up to fifty per cent of your water through evaporation. Solution: Install 2 x GT500, 500,000-litre tanks that are designed for dependability and reliability in the harsh Aussie climate.

8. A Tax Deduction?

You may be entitled to claim a deduction for capital expenditure incurred on a water facility if you are a primary producer. Under the accelerated depreciation rules, from 12 May 2015, primary producers can immediately deduct the costs of water facilities. Prior to that, they could deduct the cost of the water facilities over a period of time. You must have incurred the expenditure primarily and principally for the purpose of conserving or conveying water for use in primary production. Your deduction must be reduced to reflect any time when the facility was not wholly used for a taxable purpose. Be sure to consult your accountant for some professional advice.

9. Fire protection / Fire fighting water.

You are a big hay producer and have some massive hay sheds. If there is a grass fire or, god forbid, a hay barn fire, then you will be thankful for a large supply of water on hand. It’s no secret that the need for fire protection is paramount in our country, which is at the forefront of Pioneer Tanks’ mind when suggesting and customising products for customers.

10. Your hobby farm near Canberra is in a bushfire zone.

While not severe, it’s important to have a good backup supply of clean water for the garden and for bushfire-fighting capabilities. Adding another 30,000 litres to the already 130,000-litre tank has added extra comfort to the farmer and to the family. Pioneer metal tanks are built on sand, so their base is flexible and won’t suffer the potential cracking you might see with concrete tanks.

So, there you go, just 10 of many great reasons real customers bought Pioneer Steel water tanks for their homes and properties. Why are you waiting? Click the button below, fill out the quick information form and a Pioneer dealer near you will be in touch very soon. The sooner you do, the sooner you can lock down some water security for you and your family.