Why You’ll Never Complain About Your Pioneer Water Tank Being Too Big, with Harvested Rain Solutions in Austin, Texas


Water storage capacity is the supply available, and nobody ever complains about having too much. On average, one-inch of rainwater collected from a 1,000-square foot roof can yield about 600 gallons. Without the proper storage, rainwater collected above the capacity is drained out through an overflow pipe. 


Having an above-ground storage tank for a well water system allows the well to work at a lower pressure and surges in use are easily supplied by the storage tank, with the well refilling the tank over a longer period if it’s a lower yield well.  In case of an emergency or for large peak daily use, such as for irrigation, a larger capacity is preferred.


Preparedness for fire protection systems and backup water storage also benefits with a larger capacity. Pioneer Water Tanks are the premier large capacity water storage solution for residential and commercial needs.

Fire Protection Water Tank provided by Harvested Rain Solutions for a commercial property in the Austin, Texas area


Large capacity concrete and welded water tanks require long installation times with heavy equipment. Pioneer Water Tanks installation advantage is in the engineered construction of the bolted, V-LOCK corrugated tank body that secures the exclusive AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner inside to protect the water. The bolt-together construction and roof trussing system enable installations in even the most hard-to-reach areas.


The cost-efficiency of water storage increases with the capacity so that at a certain point, it just makes more sense to get extra storage for the cost per gallon as compared to a smaller tank. This is why every Pioneer Water Tank owner can tell you that – a tank can never be too big.


Ron Van Sickle with Harvested Rain Solutions, based in Austin, Texas, has experience with rainwater systems for homes, businesses, and fire protection. Their rainwater system designs include Pioneer Water Tanks for safe, clean storage. The capacity of Pioneer Water Tanks supplies for the needs of the application.


Sometimes, a rainwater system owner will come back to Harvested Rain Solutions for additional storage that they thought that initially, they wouldn’t need. They end up with two or more Pioneer Water Tanks when they could have had a system designed by Ron with one cost-effective large capacity rainwater tank.

“We often hear from clients that “a tank that big will never fill up” – only to have them call and tell me they hate seeing water go out the overflow pipe! It is always more cost-effective to order the next size larger tank than it is to add a second tank of any size.” – Ron Van Sickle, owner of Harvested Rain Solutions


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Harvested Rain Solutions are based in Austin, Texas with a service area in Central Texas. As an accredited Master Dealer, Harvested Rain Solutions are ready to provide Pioneer Water Tanks from start to finish.


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    Planning for Water Self Sufficiency with a Large Capacity Pioneer Water Tank

    The first step to planning water self-sufficiency is to adequately prepare for daily water usage with the capacity for a backup. Estimating household water usage should go as detailed as possible. Every detail from the number of showers and the efficiency of a system can have a drastic effect on the amount of water used.

    There are many water usage calculators available online:

    – Water Footprint Calculator gives a daily usage estimate: https://www.watercalculator.org/
    – Texas AgriLife Extension Service Water Usage Calculator: http://people.tamu.edu/~i-choudhury/WCCalc.htm

    Planning a water source that supplies the demands of the household becomes a constant balance that can be cushioned with a backup water supply. Although rural properties typically rely on well water, rainwater harvesting has become a popular clean water source in the United States.

    > Learn more about rainwater harvesting as a water source

    The water source/s supply must be calculated and should be supplemented if the supply cannot meet the demands of the household with a backup.

    Rainwater systems calculate the amount of possible rainfall collected with

    Supply in Gallons = Inches of Rainfall x 0.623 x Area (square feet) x Runoff Coefficient



    Runoff Coefficients

    Character of Surface



    Roof (metal, gravel, asphalt shingle)



    Paving (concrete, asphalt)



    Brick Paving






    Be Prepared with Pioneer Water Tanks

    Well water systems are the landowner’s responsibility to ensure the quality of drinking and having enough supply on hand to meet demands. Well records that show historical well yields, depth of the ground surface to the water, maintenance, etc. combined with local government data can indicate water supply.

    Implementing an above groundwater storage tank reduces running the pump and gives a consistent water pressure. Well yield is the rate at which a well can be pumped without drawing the water level down to the pump intake, measured in gallons per minute, GPM. Since the well yield depends on the aquifer that it’s drawn from, many outside factors can affect the supply available. To become completely self-sufficient with a well system, it’s necessary to have a backup water source, even the ability to truck in water.

    > Learn more about Pioneer Water Tanks for well water systems

    Becoming self-sufficient with your water supply is taking responsibility for the quality and supply of water. Reducing outside factors like groundwater quality or utility water sources increases the ability to control supply and demand. Rainwater harvesting, water wells, natural spring water sources have to be balanced with the water demands of the property that includes drinking and domestic needs.

    Pioneer Water Tanks provide clean water storage in a large enough capacity to fulfill drinking and domestic needs, along with provided capacity for a backup. Pioneer Water Tanks come standard with our exclusive NSF-61 certified tank liner the AQUALINER® Fresh that keeps water fresh for longer. Fire department connections and other accessories can be added to make your Pioneer Water Tank multi-functional.

    Pioneer Water Tanks are implemented worldwide for drinking and domestic water applications. Our clients rely on the consistent clean water supply that Pioneer Water Tanks provide. Our 20-year warranty on the tank body and tank liner guarantees this. Call today and learn more about our network that provides localized service.


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      Providing Clean Water for a Lifetime


      Water well flow rates depend on many factors that can have a multitude of solutions. A low well flow that delivers water in the 2.5 GPM range or below, isn’t able to keep up with water usage in a building with typical occupancy. If someone were to flush a toilet at the same time that water is running on the same system without enough flow, the water could cut off to the house until enough water builds up to supply the demand again.


      The majority of water wells have a pressure tank to supply the water usage demand, but if this doesn’t produce enough pressure then adding an above-ground water tank can resolve the issue. Water tanks should reflect the water usage of a property, with enough capacity in reserve in case of above-average water use. If a tank without enough capacity is used, the tank will be used up before it’s able to recover from drawing from the water well that doesn’t have a lot of pressure.

      The best-case scenario would be to have a large capacity above the groundwater storage tank that can supply enough drinking and domestic water, even in emergencies. The low flow rate well and pump will then rely on recovering the water supply overnight, or when water use goes down. Providing water capacity that is ready to go makes the water well source reliable and measurable.


      The ‘Typical Home Water Usage Rates: Average Required Flow Rates’ Chart reflects the pressure and water capacity required on average for a typical household.


      Having water storage to provide for your water usage has more advantages than consistent water supply. Water storage tanks for water well systems:


      • Increase the life of your water well pump because it cycles less

      • Increases efficiency of your water pressure when water is stored above ground

      • Added fire protection for your home by making water readily available

      • Water is available during power outages

      • Water tanks allow sediment to settle at the bottom so that water can be pumped from the top for cleaner water.

      • Cleaner water also means increasing the life of your water filters


      Our dealer and installation network can provide clean water storage for your home or business with cost-effective capacities. Pioneer Water Tanks store water within the NSF-61 certified, BPA-free, antimicrobial Aqualiner Fresh tank liner to ensure a consistent drinking water supply.


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        Providing Long-Lasting Above-Ground Water Storage Solutions


        There are digital tools to help water well owners understand how much water is available in a well. There is the alternative, basic calculations that can also estimate how much water is available to them, especially when the property is first purchased or if something major has affected the well. The volume of your well can be estimated in gallons using this simple calculation tool below.


        The equation used is V = πr2h. This calculates pi * radius^2 * the height of the water currently in your well, this gives us the number of cubic inches. There are 231 cubic inches in a gallon so this is then divided by 231 which gives us the estimated amount of gallons currently in your well.

        How can I find out the height of the water currently in the well (also known as the water depth)?


        Finding the depth of the water currently available can be done a few ways but one simple DIY technique is to tie a weight to a long piece of string and lower it down. When the weight hits the bottom of your well, stop lowering the string and raise it up to then measure the length of the wet part of the rope for an estimated depth of water height.

        The weighted string is lowered until it hits the bottom of the water well.

        How can I find out the radius of my water well?


        One way to find out the radius of circular water wells is to first take the diameter of the well. The diameter is the straight line passing from side to side through the center of a body or figure. The diameter is then divided by two and that is the radius of the well.

        The diameter measurement of a circular water well.

        The diameter is just the measurement straight across the well.

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