Safely store clean water in cold weather and in the winter with Pioneer Water Tanks America

Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to work best within the recommended temperature range of the AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner (-22°F to 158°F) with the option to implement the Industratex® liner that can withstand a constant temperature down to -4°F. For applications outside of our standard temperature range offerings will need a consultation with our design engineers.

> Learn more about the AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner

 

> Learn more about the Industratex® tank liner

 

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) generalizes that there are three main causes of water tanks freezing: static water conditions (lack of sufficient water turnover), insufficient tank overflow, and improper design of the structure. Pioneer Water Tanks address these issues within the allotted temperature range with our high quality professional engineered tank designs to be specified into systems for the conditions of the project.

It takes a long time for a larger volume of water to freeze completely, compared to a smaller volume. Implementing larger water storage tanks, like Pioneer Water Tanks, in a system that regularly relies on regular water usage and replacement can prevent freezing in most conditions. The round shape of Pioneer Water Tanks has a smaller surface area as compared to a rectangular or cube-shaped tank, causing less heat loss and providing better insulation.

 

Preparing Pioneer Water Tanks for Cold Weather
Preparing Pioneer Water Tanks for Cold Weather

 

The Pioneer roof structures utilize the strength of square hollow sections, fully welded and post galvanized to build a strong, robust structure. The engineered dome roof structure of Pioneer Water Tanks prevents water buildup since the water rolls off of the slight slope of the roof structure.

The AWWA recommends water tanks with a sloped roof helps to prevent a gradual buildup of ice on top since the water rolls off instead of collecting and freezing.

Pioneer Water Tanks include our 6-inch overflow pipe to prevent tank overflow. Our water storage tanks can be easily configured with ventilation air-flow options to increase water turnover. We offer a wide range of commercial accessories to resolve project requirements including airflow and overflow.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks ventilation air flow options
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The AWWA recommends avoiding insulating the bottom of water tanks since the warm air from below increases the temperature of the tank and prevents the water from freezing. Pioneer Water Tanks are built on concrete ring beams or a clean sand pad base, depending on the application and the location of the project. This allows for the tank liner inside that’s protecting the water to sit on a clean sand pad base, which helps to prevent freezing.

 

Concrete ring beam for Pioneer Water Tanks
Concrete ring beam for Pioneer Water Tanks

 
 

Above ground connecting pipes should be insulated to prevent heat loss and gradual freezing. Chose pipe insulation based on the temperature rating the manufacturer recommends that includes foam pipe wrapping, faucet covers, expanding spray foam, etc.

When preparing your water system for winter, or cold weather, check for leaks or gaps in insulation and fix anything left open to prevent heat loss.

We recommend checking with the water pump manufacturer for specific instructions for pump winterization and maintenance. Sometimes if you work with a contractor, they could have a winterization plan for the water systems they have installed and may also be a resource.

Water storage tanks should have a cold weather plan in place on top of a durable design, like standard and commercial Pioneer Water Tanks. Prepare for cold weather with sufficient water turnover, water overflow and proper tank design with Pioneer Water Tanks America.


 

We offer a wide variety of water-storage options with capacities ranging from 5,000 to 1,000,000 Gallons. Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you have a clean water storage solution that will last.

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Oklahoma Pioneer Fire Protection System Provides Easy Access to Water

 

Pioneer Water Tanks America provided a fire protection system for a commercial property in Durant, Oklahoma in September. The project included Ben Pedraza, Innovative Water Solutions, Hydrona LLC and Tank Builders for a coordinated installation.

 

The fire protection system implements an XLE 60/08 Pioneer Water Tank with a 300,000-gallon capacity. The fire protection tank has a 41 feet and eight-inch diameter with a 27 feet and eight-inch tank wall height.

The fire protection Pioneer Water Tank includes anti-vortex nozzles for easy access to the water supply in case of an emergency. Fire hoses can be attached swiftly to the approved anti-vortex nozzles. The caged ladder and lockable access hatch are engineered to OSHA requirements for the rare occasion that the tank needs to be entered or examined from the top. The supplemented water supply tank was required by the local authority because of inadequate fire flow. The Pioneer Water Tank is now ready to supply water at the required pressure for firefighting.

The coordinated installation achieved the project with the proprietary Pioneer Water Tanks jacking system that doesn’t require the use of heavy machinery. This efficient installation process reduces the count of workers and expensive equipment needed.

The proprietary jacking system can be seen lifting the bottom of the tank during the installation. The next ring is bolted on as the installation progresses.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks America supplies NFPA 22 compliant turnkey and custom fire protection water tanks along with our local dealer and installation network. Pioneer Water Tank systems have the option to include engineering submittal drawings as well as engineer wet-stamped project papers for permitting.

 

We provide everything for your fire protection water storage project from design needs to an accredited installation onsite with a warranty to back the tank and tank liner. Our full lines of commercial accessory options can be added to comply with local fire authority requirements and ensure that your water is ready for emergencies.

 

 

Fire Protection Water Solutions

 

Pioneer Water Tanks America exhibited and spoke at the 2019 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo. We provide residential and commercial water storage solutions with NFPA compliant fire protection options.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks America presented Using Rainwater for Fire Protection, with regards to NFPA 13 A.23.21.

Using Rainwater for Fire Protection According to NFPA
Using Rainwater for Fire Protection According to NFPA

> Go to a PDF of the Presentation

Rainwater has become a sustainable water source for many applications. NFPA 13 A.23.21 stipulates that recycled or reclaimed water that has been properly analyzed for quality, is adequate for fire protection use. We will present successful past projects and general steps to implementing rainwater for fire protection.

 

 

 

Presentation Resources:

 

1. NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=13

 

2. NFPA Dynamics of Wildfire: Where is there available water?

https://www.nfpa.org/assets/gallery/firewise/operationWater/step2_4.htm

 

3. Minnesota Stormwater Manual: Stormwater and rainwater harvest and use/reuse combined

https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Stormwater_and_rainwater_harvest_and_use/reuse_combined

 

4. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rainwater Harvesting for Fire Protection

https://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/fire-protection/

 

5. The Jefferson Monticello Historical Preservation: Cisterns

https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/cisterns

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are compliant with NFPA National Fire Protection Association standards for fire protection applications. Fire protection packages come with a complete set of engineer-approved drawings with an option to add an engineer-stamped cover letter specifically for the project.

 

We offer a wide variety of water-storage options with capacities ranging from 5,000 to 1,000,000 Gallons. Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you have a fire-protection solution that will last.


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The 2019 Pioneer Water Tanks America Dealer Conference: Leading the Way in Water happened on April 26th – 27th, at the Retreat at Balcones Springs in Marble Falls. The gathering included our dealer and installer network that came from Australia, Mexico, California, and from around Texas.

 

Scott Barnett with Pioneer Water Tanks opened with announcements and a presentation on the newest innovations and acquisition. Be on the lookout for Pioneer Water Tanks America announcing these developments from research and development.

Scott Barnett

 

Jessica Huntington followed with marketing presentations focusing on growing our markets and providing the best customer service in water storage. Pioneer Water Tanks Year in Review and Updates were presented by Ashlea Keith. Richard Dunfield followed with Fire Protection and Fire Fitting Options with an introduction to our featured speaker.

Jessica Huntington

 

Ashlea Keith

 

Richard Dunfield

 

Gilead R. Ziemba, P.E., M.Sc. Partner and Sr. Fire Protection Engineer for the Fire Protection Consulting Group, LLC (link) spoke on NFPA 22 Standard for Water Tanks for Fire Protection. Mr. Ziemba covered fire tank basics and their purpose, tank sizing, and components that align with NFPA 22 standards.

Gilead R. Ziemba, P.E., M.Sc.
Gilead R. Ziemba, P.E., M.Sc.

 

Colin Chatfield presented “Sales Process and Customer Tracking” focusing on his area of management, California.

Colin Chatfield

 

Learn more about the water storage needs and solutions of California:

 

California Water Storage Tanks

 

California Fire Protection Water Tanks

 

Pioneer Water Tanks America announced the 2019 Awards to showcase our network of businesses.


Top Texas Sales 2019 Award Winner Harvested Rain Solutions is based in Austin, Texas as the Rainwater Management Company that Makes Every Drop Count!

 

Harvested Rain Solutions was founded in 2008 to make better use of the tens of thousands of gallons of water that run off roofs every year in the Austin area. Rainwater harvesting is a solution to water shortages that originates literally right over our heads! HRS is a Texas State Licensed Irrigation Contractor and can help with the full development of an RWH system from collection to use.

 

HarvestedRainSolutions.com

Call (877) 693-2166


 

The 2019 Top California Sales Award goes to WaterMark H20 in Santa Cruz, California, providing complete design, installation water solutions for residential and commercial projects across California.

Watermark Rainwater Harvesting

The Watermark H2O team has collectively been in the residential and commercial building industry for well over forty years. Providing water storage, fire protection, greywater solutions throughout California.

 

WatermarkRainwaterHarvesting.com

Call (408) 690-7581


 

The 2019 Top Pioneer Water Tanks Mexico Sales Winner Apromsa meets the needs of industrial, agricultural and livestock water storage, as well as provides other system solutions.

 

“Nuestra misión es satisfacer las necesidades de almacenamiento de agua de nuestro principal cliente usted.”

 

Apromsa.com

Call 01 (871) 7 57 52 78


 

The Lakota Water Company’s extensive rainwater and water treatment systems across the United States with excellence in customer service is recognized as 2019 Best in Customer Service with Pioneer Water Tanks America.

Lakota Water Company in Texas

 

Incorporating in 2002 as Rossing’s, Inc. d/b/a Lakota Water Company, the staff and crews have serviced nearly 1,000 customers across the nation with either rainwater harvesting or water treatment needs, both residential and commercial. Specializing in the installation of large-scale potable rainwater harvesting systems, the company is also known for consulting, design, and inspections of rainwater systems.

 

LakotaWaterCompany.com

Call (512) 858-0860


 

The 2019 Big Project Award is Harvest Rain // Rainwater Services for their Champion Ranch XL 150/02 Pioneer Water Tanks with 180,000-Gallons of rainwater storage. Expect the biggest and best from this expert Dripping Springs, Texas-based company.

 

Harvest Rain is a full-service rainwater company providing rainwater collection and turn-key NFPA fire protection systems for residential and commercial needs in Texas.

 

HarvestRain.com

Call 512-645-2955


FLOW Rainwater Systems, LLC are recognized as the 2019 Pioneer Water Tanks America Sales Growth Award and are based in the New Braunfels, Texas area. Talk with Flow Rainwater Systems to find the absolute best water storage solution to fit your needs and your budget.

FLOW wants to help you find the absolute best water storage solution to fit your needs and your budget. We network with some of the most qualified specialists in the industry to ensure you are getting what you pay for and walking with you every step of the process.

 

FlowRainwater.com

Call (832) 384-6550


All-Tex Irrigation & Supply stands out for 2019 Pioneer Water Tanks America Best Business Branding with projects that help their local San Angelo, Texas area and top-notch customer satisfaction. They are featured for their Kirby Park project and are local sponsors of several community events.

 

All-Tex Irrigation & Supply was established in 1987, we provide expertise in all your water needs. Serving San Angelo and the surrounding areas, we have solutions for irrigation systems, sprinkler systems, new wells, replacement wells, water pressure problems, and booster pump systems and more.

 

AllTexIrrigation.com

Call (325) 949-1172

 


 

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Pioneer Water Tanks Provide Clean and Fresh Rainwater Storage

 

Rainwater harvesting is legal across America, with eight states that have restrictions. For example, Colorado residents can legally collect rainwater but only up to 150-Gallons, according to Colorado House Bill 16-1005 (2016)

 

(Learn More about the Legality of Rainwater Harvesting)

 

Rainwater is a clean, sustainable water source with the perfect pH for plants that is untouched by ground contamination. It’s a widely used water source, even in dry and arid regions. In Texas, it’s encouraged by the State with sales tax exemptions as well as local financial incentives. (Learn More)

Rainwater harvesting can be done on a small DIY scale with a rain barrel, but anything larger than that should require a professional who has the accreditation and experience. We recommend working with an ARCSA, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, Accredited rainwater professional to ensure that your system will be up to standard.

 

Successful rainwater systems start with a few considerations:

 

– the annual rainfall in your area

– what the water will be used for

– if the property has access to another water source such as a utility main or a water well

– Roof collection area, rooftop materials, downspout locations, and gutter system

Rainwater systems are designed for these considerations. You wouldn’t want a system that stores too much or too little rainwater to fulfill your water needs. Some residential and commercial properties will run their entire water system off of their rainwater tank, while yet others keep it separate to supply a specific purpose like irrigation.

 

The basic rainwater system breaks down to

 

The Rooftop Collection Area: True rainwater harvesting systems only use a building roof to collect rain from. Collecting water from anything else would probably be considered something else.

 

The Gutter System: The gutter system needs to have a filter that removes organic matter, like seamless gutters.

 

Downspouts and Conveyance: When a rainwater system is installed after a house is already built, the location of everything can determine where the rainwater system is located.

 

Rainwater Storage Tank: Pioneer Water Tanks are the top of the line water storage system that ensures that your water is fresh and clean.

 

Pump / Filters / Other Accessories: All of these things are entirely dependent on the system needs and what it will be used for. Some systems use gravity, while others use pumps and filtration.

 

We supply Pioneer Water Tanks to keep rainwater fresh and clean for later use. Rainwater is protected within our exclusive AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner, that’s BPA-Free and NSF-61 Certified with antimicrobial technology embedded into the top layer. From storage to use, rainwater is used as a drinking water source and for domestic purposes worldwide.

 


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Collecting Rain Today for a Better Tomorrow

 

Turn your roof into a water collection source with rainwater harvesting. Texas has one of the most comprehensive laws protecting rainwater harvesting, the Texas House Bill 3391. In 2001, Texas excluded components of rainwater harvesting systems from sales tax, Section 151.355 of the Texas Tax Code.

 

To claim this exemption, the purchaser must furnish a Tax Exemption Application Form 01‐339 to the supplier at the time of purchase.

Link: Texas Sales-Tax Exemption Form

 

Harvesting rainwater for later use in irrigation, as a drinking water source or replacing your other water needs:

 

– Saves money on water purchasing through a utility or other water source

– Reduces demand on the municipal water supply

– Reduces flooding, erosion, and contamination of surface water with contaminants

– Provides a clean, pH balanced water source that is free of salts and other minerals that can harm plant root growth.

Rainwater harvesting can be used both in large-scale landscapes, such as parks, schools, commercial sites, parking lots and apartment complexes, and for personal home use. ARCSA, the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, is a nationally recognized accredited professional organization that can certify that the company that you work with will design and install a system up to standard.

 

The following are a few of the vast array of free resources and manuals about rainwater harvesting.

AgriLife Extension Rainwater Harvesting Manual
Link to Manual

 


The Texas Water Development Board Rainwater Harvesting Manual
Link to Manual

 


Rainwater Harvesting Potential and Guidelines for Texas, by the The Texas Water Development Board
Link to Guide

 


Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Link to Guide

 


 

TCEQ Harvesting, Storing and Treating Rainwater for Domestic Indoor Use
Link to Guide

 


 

Rainwater Harvesting and ARCSA, the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
Link to Guide

 


 

All of the resources above are linked below with the full urls listed.

 

The Texas Water Development Board Rainwater Harvesting Manual

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/brochures/conservation/doc/RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Rainwater Harvesting Manual

https://pioneerwatertanksamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/AgriLifeRainwaterHarvestingManual.pdf

 

Rainwater Harvesting Potential and Guidelines for Texas, by The Texas Water Development Board

https://www.edwardsaquifer.net/pdf/RainwaterCommitteeFinalReport.pdf

 

Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

https://txmg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wcmg/files/2012/05/RWHLivestock8.pdf

 

TCEQ Harvesting, Storing and Treating Rainwater for Domestic Indoor Use

https://txmg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wcmg/files/2012/05/TCEQDomestic3.pdf

 

Rainwater Harvesting and ARCSA, the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

http://www.arcsa-edu.org/Files/ARCSA_Basic_08_11_TriFold2012.pdf

 

 

Our local dealer and installer network provide rainwater systems across Texas for homes and businesses. Call or fill out the contact form to get started.

 


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Fire Protection Water Tanks

 

Pioneer Water Tanks comply with NFPA 22 standards for fire protection water tanks. The tank body and roof are made of Zincalume® Steel, proven to withstand fire immersion. Our full lines of firefighting adapters and nozzles are compatible with fire hoses across North America.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks can be configured for cyclonic and seismic conditions, as well as heavy industrial zones. Additional accessories are available for different compliance needs. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.

 

Commercial and residential properties that do not have an adequate water supply for local authority requirements can be supplied with a water storage tank for a building permit. We offer optional engineering packages for the permit process when needed. Our engineering packages are based on the project and application.

Why Choose Pioneer Water Tanks for Fire Protection?

 

1. Pioneer Water Tanks are used for fire protection as the longest-lasting water storage that can double as a drinking water source. Our fire protection water tanks work well with local fire code authority requirements and our optional engineering packages make the permit process easier.

2. Pioneer fire-protection tanks are designed to exceed NFPA National Fire Protection Association standards, as required by the American Fire Code, for fire-water storage. Fire protection packages come with a complete set of engineer-approved drawings.

3. Pioneer offers a wide variety of water-storage options with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 1,000,000 Gallons. Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you have a fire-protection solution that will last.

4. Pioneer Water Tanks are made of Zincalume® steel that has been proven to withstand fire immersion and resist corrosion, ensuring the safety of your water supply in even the worst emergencies. Our full line of anti-vortex and fire-fighting adapters ensure water is always available for quick access during a fire emergency.

5. Pioneer Water Tanks’ 30-Year dedication to providing the longest-lasting water storage that is always ready, works well for the rough environment and commercial applications. Our tanks are used as a water source for firefighting for properties without any other water source and as a water source for fire departments. Our standard capacities and accessories are quoted to the project requirements to get you the best price possible.

 

Go to Fire Protection Water Tanks Website

 


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Only Pioneer Provides Rainwater Systems with Long-Lasting Storage

 

California Senate Bill No. 558, or as it was first known as Prop 72, passed and was approved by the Governor on January 31, 2018. This act added and repealed Section 74.8 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code to exclude property taxes to new construction of rainwater harvesting systems.

 

Starting January 1, 2019:

 

– Newly created rainwater systems can be excluded from property tax reassessment with filing a claim

– New homes built with rainwater systems can apply for this exclusion, as long as it’s the first home purchaser and it hasn’t been yet claimed

– Tax incentives for rainwater systems are being offered to enhance the state’s water conservation goals

> Go to California Senate Bill No. 558, Prop 72

 

The Bill is effective January 1, 2019, to promote the use of rainwater systems as a sustainable water source for both homes and businesses. The property tax exclusion applies only until the building changes ownership however the first purchaser of a home with a rainwater system installed can also claim the exclusion when the owner-builder incorporates the system. This applies to the first homeowner as long as the owner-builder had never intended to occupy or use the building, and did not yet claim the exclusion so that the purchaser buys the building before it’s assessed to the owner-builder.

 

To claim the property tax exemption for new rainwater systems, taxpayers must file a claim with County tax assessors and provide any documentation necessary to identify the value attributable to the rainwater system, including any rebates. The assessor evaluates the claim and subtracts the value of the rainwater system from the purchase price to determine its new value for property taxes.

 

This bill specifies that a “rain water capture system is a facility designed to capture, retain and store rain water flowing off a building rooftop or other man-made above the ground hard surface for subsequent onsite use.”

 

Rainwater systems with Pioneer Water Tanks work well in California since they can be installed with options to add functionality to your systems, like the addition of firefighting nozzles and adapters. Pioneer Water Tanks store the rainwater within the BPA-free, NSF-61 certified for drinking water AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner. The liner storing the water is then protected within the Zincalume Steel tank body that is certified to withstand fire immersion and lasts without corrosion 200% longer than galvanized steel.

 

Pioneer Water Tanks are the longest-lasting rainwater storage tank, and we include our 20-year warranty to back it. Our systems are delivered in a crate for onsite installation, even in the most rural areas in California.

 

More Resources about Rainwater Harvesting in California:

 

The City of San Diego Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/water/pdf/conservation/rainwaterguide.pdf

 

ARCSA Resources:

https://www.arcsa.org/page/6

 

From the SWRCB Website:

The California Water Code, section 1201, defines water subject to appropriation and authorizes the State Water Board to grant permits for water flowing in any natural channel. Rooftops are not a natural channel, therefore harvest of rainwater from rooftops does not require a water right permit. The State Water Board encourages methods of water collection or diversion, such as rooftop rainwater harvest, that reduce demand on streams and reduce water quality problems associated with stormwater runoff.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/board_info/faqs.shtml#rooftop

 


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Only Pioneer Provides Rainwater Systems with Long-Lasting Storage

 

The Lower Colorado River Authority offers rebates for rainwater systems to qualifying customers. The LCRA may provide rebates for 50% of the total cost, up to $600, per residential property for upgrades to conserve water and increase efficiency.

 

Rebate eligibility for LCRA customers is based on:

 

– Being a Lower Colorado River Authority domestic use customer.

– You are a resident who receives water from one of these LCRA water customers. The customers of the City of Austin are eligible for rebates from Austin Water. See the Rebate from Austin Water

– The rainwater system must be for non-potable use.

– The system must have a storage capacity of 100 gallons or more.

– Receipts and photos of the equipment up for the rebate must be submitted with the application.

 

> Go to the application

 

 

The rainwater harvesting system rebate program is a part of the Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance to protect water quality as well as is an initiative to respond to stormwater pollution. Rainwater harvesting systems capture rooftop rain runoff for later sustainable use, instead of letting it run off and become possible stormwater pollution. Using a rainwater system for domestic purposes also reduces utility water use that can help with water availability.

 

On average, a rainwater system can collect 600 gallons of water per inch of rain for every 1,000 square feet of rooftop collection space. The State of Texas is one of the most encouraging state governments for rainwater systems with House Bill 3391 (2011). HB 3391 is one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive pieces of legislation regarding rainwater harvesting in recent years. Link to Bill

 

All rainwater collection/harvesting equipment is exempt from sales tax, within the State of Texas, per Section 151.355 of the Texas Tax Code. Link to Tax Code. To claim this exemption, the purchaser must furnish a Tax Exemption Application Form 01‐339 to the supplier at the time of purchase. An itemized receipt must be submitted with the application within 60‐days of installation. The receipt must include the date, vendor name and address, the amount paid, and capacity of the tank.

 

> Go to the Tax Exemption Form

> Go to The Lower Colorado River Authority Website for More Information

Eligible water customers of LCRA include:

 

Aqua Texas (Barton Creek Lakeside Utilities), Aqua Texas (Rivercrest Water System), Buena Vista Water System, City of Burnet, City of Cedar Park, City of Cottonwood Shores, City of Granite Shoals, City of Horseshoe Bay, City of Lago Vista, City of Leander, City of Marble Falls, City of Pflugerville, Corix Utilities, Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation, Hays County, WCID #1, Hays County, WCID #2, Reunion Ranch, WCID, Hidden Valley Subdivision, Cooperative Hurst Creek, MUD, Inverness Point Water System, Jonestown Water Supply, Corporation Kingsland Water Supply, Corporation Lakeway, MUD #1, Lazy Nine, MUD 1-A, Sail Haven Water System, Llano County, MUD #1 Loop 360 Water Supply, Corporation Pecan Utilities, Company Peninsula Bluffs, PK-RE Development, Company Senna Hills, MUD, Travis County, MUD #10, Travis County, MUD #12, Travis County MUD #4, Travis County WCID #17, Travis County WCID #18, Travis County WCID #20, Travis County WCID, Point Venture Village of Briarcliff, West Travis County, PUA Windermere Oaks Water Supply Corporation

 


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Only Pioneer Provides Rainwater Systems with the Longest-Lasting Storage

 

The City of New Braunfels in Texas offers rebates for rainwater systems based on $0.50 per gallon of water storage. The maximum rebate allowed is $250 for qualifying New Braunfels utility customers. This compensation program is with the New Braunfels Utility office and is paid as a credit on water billing accounts, so to qualify the business or residence must be a customer of NBU. This rebate program is ending soon, one requirement is that the application is being accepted before July 31, 2017.

 

> Go to the Application

 

 

There are a few requirements for systems including:

 

1. Systems’ overflow must be designed to prevent erosion or localized flooding. Pioneer Water Tanks include the largest overflow on the market with a six-inch diameter to prevent incidents.

 

2. Rain barrels and tanks should be elevated at least 6 inches off the ground. Pioneer Water Tanks include a sand pad or cement ring beam option that qualifies for this requirement.

 

3. If a rainwater tank is installed, it must have a first flush system designed to divert and discard the first 10 gallons for every 1000 square foot of rain catchment area.

 

4. Water storage tanks need to be opaque or painted to prevent light from entering. With a Pioneer Water Tank, this is never an issue since it’s a bolted tank with the water protected within the five-layered Aqualiner tank liner. The liner has a 65-year lifespan and is NSF/ANSI 61 certified as well as BPA-Free.

 

5. Rain storage openings should be covered with screening small enough to prevent mosquitoes. The filter basket that is included with a Pioneer Water Tank has a thousand count mesh that goes beyond requirements to prevent mosquito and other contamination.

 

6. The application for the rebate must include a detailed drawing of the catchment vessel location.

 

7. The rebates can be used for non-potable systems only and cannot be used for drinking.

 

8. The rainwater systems cannot be connected to NBU’s potable water system.

 

9. A final inspection of the rainwater storage tank by an NBU Resource Conservation Representative is required to qualify.

 

Rainwater rebates in New Braunfels Texas
Rainwater rebates in New Braunfels Texas

 

All rainwater collection/harvesting equipment is exempt from sales tax, within the State of Texas, per Section 151.355 of the Texas Tax Code. To claim this exemption, the purchaser must furnish a Tax Exemption Application Form 01‐339 to the supplier at the time of purchase.

 

> Go to the Texas Sales-Tax Exemption Form

 

The New Braunfels Utilities offers rebates for water and energy conservation efforts, including this rainwater rebate. Learn more on the New Braunfels Utility website.

> Go to the New Braunfels Utility Website


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