Water Storage for Fire Protection Systems

Approved for Use in Shasta County

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    We can provide water storage where there isn’t an adequate water supply for firefighting. Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to NFPA 22 Fire Protection requirements, California Fire Code and California Building Standards Code and are approved for use in Shasta County. Our full line of firefighting nozzles comply with Shasta County fire district requirements as well as our other accessory options including water level gauges and additional outlets.

    Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading 20-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you have a Fire Protection solution that will last.

    Be Prepared with Pioneer Water Tanks


    The Shasta County Fire Department delegates fire emergency services as well as compliance of the Uniform Fire Code with inspections, permits, and public outreach. New buildings are required to have fire sprinkler systems installed, according to the Shasta County fire and building codes. If fire flow is not achieved with the providing water supply, additional water storage may be needed for fire code compliance.


    Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to NFPA standards for water storage for fire protection. The tank body and roof are made of Zincalume® Steel, which is proven to withstand fire immersion. The tank’s firefighting adapters and nozzles are compatible with fire hoses across California.


    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.


    Fire Protection Tanks range from 7 to 11 feet in height with gross capacities ranging from 10,000 gallons to 1,000,000 gallons to accomplish your compliance needs. The amount of water that the tank needs to store is dependent on the county fire authority fire flow requirements. Fire flow requirements specify the amount of water needed to adequately provide fire protection.


    Shasta County Fire Protection Resources:


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      Pioneer Water Tanks provides California with cost-efficient water storage tanks.


      Pioneer Water Tanks are cost-effective for dual purposes and are approved for use in Shasta County. Pioneer Water Tanks can be used for fire protection, irrigation, as a potable drinking water source and more applications. Ensure adequate water supply is ready in case of an emergency with the appropriate fire connections for residential and commercial needs. This is typically achieved with two separate plumbing systems being implemented with the water tank. The plumbing pipe for the separate use does not extend below the water elevation that is reserved for fire protection.

      We can deliver and install water storage tanks from 10,000 to 1,000,000-Gallons. Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by our industry-leading 20-Year warranty so you can rest easy knowing you have a water storage solution that will last.


      Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured to NFPA 22 requirements and have been third-party tested and proven.

      The following video is a Pioneer Water Tank that was tested with a 30-minute flame immersion test conducted by the Australian Government Bushfire Cooperative Research Center. The Pioneer Water Tank maintained structural integrity and proved able to retain water during and after the fire front, essential elements for a fire protection water supply.

      Pioneer Water Tanks America offers our standard water storage tank models with the option to upgrade or addon accessories

      Tank CodeUS GallonsDiameter

      XLE 10/02

      10,00017′ 7″

      XLE 13/02

      15,00019′ 9″

      XLE 15/02

      20,24322′ 0″

      XLE 23/02

      29,09326′ 4″

      XLE 30/02

      39,62630′ 9″

      XL 40/02

      51,78535′ 2″

      XL 50/02

      65,56739′ 6″

      XL 50/03

      97,14839′ 6″

      Custom Sizes

      CustomDesigned to Project

      Shasta County Approved Water Tanks

      Pioneer Water Tanks are approved for use in Shasta County for fire protection and drinking water storage. Combining several uses into one dual-use water tank saves money as compared to buying two separate water storage systems. Our standpipe or external fitting options diverts the additional water supply to ensure that it doesn’t affect the required mandated usable water capacity for fire protection. We offer commercial accessory options to comply with local requirements.

      Cost-effective dual purpose tank for multiple water needs

      Complies with NFPA requirements for fire protection water tanks

      NSF-61 Certified AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner keeps water fresh and clean (learn more)

      Shasta County Code Reference:

      • California Fire Code (CFC), 2001 California Edition, Section 903, 103.1.3

      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards


      The following options are offered to meet the intent of this section for residential building
      plans as submitted for required water supply for fire protection:


      1. A fire hydrant must be installed within 250 feet of the building. Required fire flow for residential homes equal to or less than 3,600 square feet is 1,000 GPM at 20 psi for 2 hours. Minimum acceptable water main size is 6 inches in diameter if this will provide the required fire flow.

      A. Should the home be provided with a residential fire sprinkler system, the distance to a fire hydrant may be extended to 500 ft (RMC Chapter 9).


      B. Should the home be located further than 500 ft. from a fire hydrant, the situation would require evaluation as to the “practical difficulty” of not meeting California Fire Code Regulations. (See Practical Difficulty Page)


      2. For residential homes in excess of 3,600 square feet, the fire flow requirements shall not be less than 1500 GPM at 20 psi for 2 hours.

      A. The required fire flow can be reduced by 50% should the home be provided with a residential fire sprinkler system, but no less than 1000 GPM.


      3. Residential fire sprinkler systems shall be designed to meet NFPA 13D standards for a residential fire sprinkler system. The system may need to be modified to provide sprinkler coverage for the garage and any other outbuildings areas, depending on distances to fire hydrants and required fire flow. The system must be designed and installed by a contractor holding a current and valid C-16 License.


      NOTE: State Codes allow the owner/occupant of a resident to install a residential sprinkler system in their primary residence. However, a licensed C-16 contractor or pipe manufacturer representative must provide the owner/occupant with necessary training. A letter from the licensed contractor or manufacturer representative, to the Fire Department, indicating the owner/occupant has received the necessary training, will be necessary before approval is given by the Fire Department for installation of the system. Plans for any of the items must be reviewed and accepted by the Fire Department. On-site inspections during the installation or construction of any of the above options will be required by the Fire Department.




      The Chief is authorized to modify any of the provisions of this code upon application in writing by the owner, a lessee or a duly authorized representative where there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the provisions of the code, provided that the spirit of the code shall be complied with, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification and the decision of the Chief shall be entered upon the records of the department and a signed copy shall be furnished to the applicant. (CFC 102.1.3)

      This information is from the Redding Fire Department, Fire Protection Water Requirements for Residential Properties.




      Our exclusively engineered trusses are hot-dipped galvanized steel equipped with a swivel foot. As a result, it provides optimal movement in your tank in extreme conditions. As your tank adapts to external conditions, you can rest easy your tank won’t fail when you need it most.



      Specifically engineered for strength and durability, our bolts are galvanized high tensile 8.8 grade. Not only are they hardened and super strong, but they are also the most resistant bolt on the market to shear under pressure.



      Our exclusive PIONEER V-LOCK® is specifically engineered to maximize the strength of corrugated steel without damaging or stretching your liner when molded to the tank wall. Independent testing proves that the PIONEER V-LOCK® provides the ultimate shock absorption to prevent movement or sinking.



      Be ready for fire emergencies with our fast, convenient firefighting valve options. Outfit your tank with anti-vortex fittings and firefighting adapters for quick access during a fire emergency.


      Only the highest quality Zincalume® and Colorbond® steel are used in Pioneer Water Tanks, providing unmatched durability that no other tank manufacturer can offer- that’s why Pioneer Tanks last longer than any other brand. Pioneer Water Tanks come standard in Zincalume® Steel with your option of upgrading to a wide selection of Colorbond® steel color options.

      Next-generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125 introduces magnesium into the aluminum-zinc alloy coating, which improves galvanic protection by activating the aluminum. The result is more effective corrosion resistance. BlueScope Steel research and testing have found that the addition of 2% magnesium is the optimum level of corrosion performance and coating integrity. Along with a capital investment of over $100 million to facilitate the required manufacturing capability, BlueScope Steel can now produce next-generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125 with even greater durability and a more efficient protective coating mass.

      To ensure the durability and reputation of next-generation ZINCALUME® steel, BlueScope Steel conducted a comprehensive testing program that included a series of accelerated laboratory corrosion tests as well as a strong emphasis on real-world outdoor exposure tests. A thorough and rigorous testing program ensured that the new product provided optimum performance.

      Zincalume vs Galvanized Steel Salt Spray Test
      Pioneer Water Tanks keep water fresh and clean

      Pioneer Water Tanks, AQUALINER® Fresh antimicrobial tank liner is a world’s first to keep your water fresher, for longer.


      For families across the world relying on the quality of tank water for their daily use and consumption, this means for the first time, being able to enjoy the additional peace of mind that comes with fresher, purer and cleaner water, thanks to the use of antimicrobial technology on the inside lining of Pioneer water tanks.


      The AQUALINER® Fresh is manufactured utilizing a patented three-layer process that adheres to a PP Multifilament Base with a Polyethylene Film on the surface.

      • The PP base, PP/PE Coating, and PE Film are all bound together through a process called Extrusion Coating.

      • The PP Multifilament Base provides strength, flexibility, and dimensional stability.

      • The PE Film provides toughness, water-resistance, and heat seal characteristics.

      • Sanitized Technology is inherent in the Black Polyethylene Film that touches the water.

      “The AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner is the culmination of Pioneer’s 30 years’ local and international experience in water storage and a result of our continuous drive to improve the way we store water for the benefit of our customers. Water quality is an important global issue and we know it’s one of the most important factors people consider when buying a water tank” said Daniel Wyatt, General Manager, Pioneer Water Tanks.


      Ensuring the quality of your water is incredibly important!

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        Pioneer Water Tanks Foundations

        The foundation for Pioneer Water Tanks depends on the location and application of the water storage project. Pioneer Water Tanks may have the option to sit on a clean sand pad base or may be required to be anchored to a concrete ring beam depending on the local authority.

        This short video shows a concrete ring beam being installed for a 51,785-Gallon Pioneer Water Tank in Nothern California.

        Concrete ring beam outline for Pioneer Water Tanks

        The ring beam drawings specify the size, number and spacing of the reinforcing bars and ligatures to be used as well as the MPA rating for the concrete. Ring beams should be as level as possible and have no more than +/- 1/16” over any 5’0” (+/- 2mm over any 2m) of the circumference at the tank wall position and +/- 1/8” (+/- 4mm) over the entire ring beam. A survey chart will need to be completed and returned to your local installer for approval before the construction is started.

        Concrete ring beam for Pioneer Water Tanks

        The local Pioneer Water Tanks installer needs to ensure that foundation conditions are adequate. All water storage systems are subject to the local authority requirements so Pioneer Water Tanks also recommends local installers adhere to that authority for the tank location.

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