The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, ARCSA, offers free educational webinars that are ongoing and available online. Pioneer Water Tanks America presents chapter 11 Small-Scale Rainwater Tanks and Barrels through the lens of public education.

View directly through the ARCSA website: https://www.arcsa.org/page/EducationalVideos

View it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SuDqLxDuJc0

Small-Scale Tanks Chapter 11 of the ARCSA Rainwater Harvesting Manual

by Jessica Huntington with Pioneer Water Tanks America

11.1 Importance of harvesting water in small scale tanks:

  • Rain barrels and small cisterns are great educational tools.
  • Provide a source of water for irrigation and other outdoor uses
  • Show a trial of what rainwater harvesting can accomplish
  • Provide an inexpensive way to install, operate and maintain a rainwater system
  • Small tanks fit in small spaces
  • Small tanks can be lightweight, and easy to move
  • Small scale rainwater systems are implemented on a large scale for water conservation, stormwater management in municipalities.

 

 

ARCSA Definitions

Small-scale tank:

single container, or directly connected containers, with a total capacity of less than 360-gallons.

Rain barrel:

simple rainwater harvesting system typically consisting of a 55-gallon drum or plastic barrel, hose, couplings, screen to keep contaminants out, to collect from a residential downspout.

 

Lakota Water Company at Hill Country Rainwater Revival
Lakota Water Company at the Hill Country Rainwater Revival

 

Lakota Water Company brought an entire rainwater harvesting system to a past Hill Country Living Rainwater Revival Festival. Showcasing a rainwater system educates the public and draws awareness on how it can be utilized. LakotaWaterCompany.com

 

Rain Ranchers showcase rainwater harvesting at a past Rodeo event
Rain Ranchers showcase rainwater harvesting at a past Rodeo event

 

Rain Ranchers at a past rodeo event with different rainwater harvesting systems for public education. The Rain Spot is offered by the Rain Ranchers seen in the image. RainRanchers.com

 

11.5 Review and summary

Setting standards for rainwater harvesting systems with nationally-recognized ARCSA helps to curb wide-scale mistakes like poor quality rain barrel distribution.

Small-scale rainwater harvesting provides public education and can be utilized on a large scale in communities for water conservation and stormwater management.

11.6 References and resources

ARCSA Foundation

www.arcsa.org

ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63-2013: Rainwater Catchment Systems (Appendix C of ARCSA Manual)

Pioneer Water Tanks America,

https://pioneerwatertanksamerica.com/

Lakota Water Company,

https://lakotawatercompany.com/

Rain Ranchers,

https://rainranchers.com/

Rainwater Revival, Hill Country Living Festival in Dripping Springs, Texas

https://www.hillcountryalliance.org/rainwaterrevival/

Rainwater Harvesting Won’t Solve Utah’s Drought, But It Could Help Your Lawns And Gardens

https://www.upr.org/post/rainwater-harvesting-won-t-solve-utah-s-drought-it-could-help-your-lawns-and-gardens

City of Austin Rebates, Tools & Programs

https://www.austintexas.gov/department/rebates-tools-programs

City of Tucson Rainwater Harvesting Rebate

https://www.tucsonaz.gov/water/rainwater-harvesting-rebate

Evaluation Of Water Harvesting Rebate Programs In Tucson, Arizona by Ethan Vimont

https://wrrc.arizona.edu/sites/wrrc.arizona.edu/files/Ethan_Vimont_Thesis_Final_2July2017.pdf


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    Stone Aerospace is contracted by NASA for the initial testing of a prototype that will be used to explore the oceans of Europa.

    Stone Aerospace specializes in underwater exploration vehicles. The contract is to develop the underwater equivalent of a Mars rover to explore the oceans in Europa. Europa is a moon of Jupiter and is the only existing celestial body in our solar system we know to contain large amounts of water. This has caused speculation that there could be life in the oceans there.

     

    Stone Aerospace Project
    Stone Aerospace Project

     

    One challenge that Stone Aerospace is facing is the several miles thick ice crust covering Europa’s oceans that will need to be bored through by the autonomous underwater exploration vehicle being developed.

    To perform tests, a model XLE 15/03 Open-Top Pioneer Water Tank with a custom liner will be utilized. The Pioneer Water Tank will be a part of the initial testing of the probe and following a month-long trial period, the probe will be transported next to Alaska for testing in a glacier.

     

    Pioneer Water Tank at Stone Aerospace
    Pioneer Water Tank at Stone Aerospace

     

    Another tank brand had previously failed the task for Stone Aerospace. Pioneer Water Tanks’ engineering and design team enable guaranteed superior strength. The open-top tank ring truss system along with the reinforced tank body allows it to accommodate heavier loads.

    Stone Aerospace engineers are also impressed with the top HDPE angle, anchoring system, and the corrosion resistance of Next-Generation ZINCALUME® steel utilized in the tank body.

    > Learn more about ZINCALUME® steel

    Pioneer Water Tanks are water solutions that are designed fit-for-purpose. Richard Dunfield and the team at Pioneer Water Tanks, worked with Stone Aerospace engineers to configure the project.

    Pioneer Water Tanks America is excited to be playing such a vital role in the exploration of our solar system, shooting for the stars in every possible way.

     

    Europa is a Moon of Jupiter
    Europa is a Moon of Jupiter

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      Two Pioneer Water Tanks are anchored above Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island. The beautiful escape of Catalina was developed as a tourist destination by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr in the 1920s. Current preservation is through the Catalina Island Conservancy.

       

      Pioneer Water Tanks overlook Avalon Harbor in Catalina California
      Pioneer Water Tanks overlook Avalon Harbor in Catalina California

       

      The efficient two-day installation by Pioneer Water Tanks America and J.C. Construction impressed the project contact. The compact pallet packaging of Pioneer Water Tanks helped with the remote location.

       

      Pioneer Water Tanks America installation on Catalina Island
      Pioneer Water Tanks America installation on Catalina Island

       

      Both tanks store fresh water pumped up from a well. The tanks supply potable drinking water as well as act as a reserve for firefighting for the Wrigley mansion and several nearby properties.

      The Wrigley Mansion is a bed and breakfast with an official listing as a California historical building. The two XL 04/02 Pioneer Water Tanks are placed prominently but do not interfere with the impressive view.

      The proven corrosion resistance of the ZINCALUME® Steel tank body of Pioneer Water Tanks withstands the coastal environment. ZINCALUME® Steel has a long-term service life that outlasts galvanized steel by 200-400%. BlueScope Steel actively tests ZINCALUME® Steel, including a salt-water spray test that mimics the oceanside environment that this project has. (Learn more about ZINCALUME® Steel)

       

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        “Rainwater capture is ideal for urban areas since it reduces stormwater runoff and potable water use.” (Houston Incentives for Green Development p 12)

        A year-long study identified incentives to increase sustainable stormwater infrastructure in Houston, published in August of 2019. The City Council approved the new incentives in December 2020 with encouraging guidelines.

        Private developments or redevelopments with a minimum of $3 million in investment that includes at least $200,000 budgeted towards green stormwater infrastructure are eligible for a tax abatement for up to ten years. The environmental impact and the amount invested in green stormwater infrastructure determines the amount of tax abatement available per project. This would mean that a $3 million development with a $200,000 investment into stormwater infrastructure graded at the highest standard in the scoring matrix of environmental impact, could have 100% of the abatement over ten years saving $20,000 per year.

         

        New Houston Texas rainwater harvesting with Pioneer Water Tanks
        Project by Innovative Water Solutions

         

        Green stormwater infrastructure is defined as techniques that aim to minimize the impact of development and mimic how rainfall interacts with the undeveloped landscape. These techniques include rainwater harvesting, green roofs, rain gardens, permeable pavements, urban forests, and many more.

         

        The Houston Incentive report cited many benefits of rainwater harvesting for the developer, and for the great good of the public:

        • Reduces building operation cost
        • Reduces stormwater runoff rate and detention volume
        • Reduces potable water consumption and costs
        • Improves stormwater management
        • Reduces burden on the public drainage system
        • Conserves water

         

        Rainwater is easily utilized for irrigation and has been used for production including for concrete, fire protection, industry, and more.

        Innovative Water Solutions has a rainwater harvesting system at Houston Community College. Rainwater is collected and stored within the XL 08/02 Pioneer Water Tank for use in the greenhouse. Learn more about Innovative Water Solutions: WaterCache.com

         

        Houston Fire tank Rainwater Equipment
        Fire protection water tank by Rainwater Equipment

         

        Rainwater Equipment provided a 65,000-gallon Pioneer Water Tank for fire protection for a school in Houston. The fire fittings provide access in case of an emergency to the consistent water supply. Learn more at RainwaterEquipment.com

         

        Where is Houston, Texas with the incentives for green development currently?

         

        The City Council and Mayor Sylvester Turner released a press release in December 2020 of approval of the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tax Abatement Program and updated the existing LEED tax abatement program.

        Learn more at http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2020/tax-abatement-resilience-sustainability.html

         

        Typical tax abatement programs have a process for approval, and it’s highly-anticipated to increase sustainable stormwater management.

        Pioneer Water Tanks America operates with a local network of local providers and installers. Top-tier water storage solutions are ready for onsite installation for residential and commercial projects.

         


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          Bloom, Michael F, and R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc. “Houston Incentives for Green Development.” City of Houston Texas, Stephen Costello, P.E. and Laura Patiño City of Houston, Mayor’s Recovery Office, Aug. 2019, www.houstontx.gov/igd/documents/igd-report-final.pdf.

          Incentives for Green Development, City of Houston Texas, Dec. 2020, www.houstontx.gov/igd/.

          Press Releases. “Houston City Council Approves New Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tax Abatement Program and Updates Existing LEED Tax Abatement Program to Improve Houston’s Climate Resilience and Sustainability.” Press Releases, The Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner, 16 Dec. 2020, www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2020/tax-abatement-resilience-sustainability.html.

          Whalen, Emma. “Houston Approves New Incentives for Green, Stormwater-Sensitive Development.” Community Impact, Community Impact, 16 Dec. 2020, communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/environment/2020/12/16/houston-approves-new-incentives-for-green-stormwater-sensitive-development/.

           

           

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            Pioneer Water Tank locations in America

            Local water industry professionals comprise our network to provide top-tier water storage solutions.

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            Pioneer Water Tanks are configured to the project requirements with our qualified engineering personnel and independent consultant engineers. We offer NFPA 22 compliant fire protection accessories and permitting packages for projects where it’s required.

            Pioneer Water Tanks have a case study of a project for each state and territory along with Mexico, Belize, and Panama. From rainwater harvesting to fire protection – Pioneer Water Tanks is recognized as the trusted, long term solution.

             


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            PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZONA

            XLE 50/03 Pioneer Water Tank

            HUALAPAI RESERVATION

            Innovative Water Solutions and Tank Builders installed the tank for the Hualapai Reservation. The Pioneer Water Tank stores water for wildlife and livestock.

            Go to https://www.facebook.com/PioneerTankBuilders

            Go to https://www.watercache.com/

            FOREMAN, ARKANSAS

            XLR 15/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            POULTRY FARM

            Tank Builders installed the Pioneer Water Tank for a poultry farm’s water source.

            MIRANDA, CALIFORNIA

            XLE 50/03 Pioneer Water Tank

            FIRE PROTECTION

            Watermark H2O installed a Pioneer Water Tank for a commercial property. This water storage was required by Santa Cruz County for fire flow.

            Go to https://watermarkh2o.com

            KEY WEST, FLORIDA

            XLE 23/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

            Innovative Water Solutions led the installation of the Pioneer Water Tank. The retirement community was required to have extra water storage on hand.

            WAIMEA, HAWAII

            XLE 23/03 Pioneer Water Tank

            PARKER RANCH

            Pacific Blue Catchment provided the Pioneer Water Tank for fire protection.

            Go to https://pacificbluecatchment.com

            PORT FOURCHON, LOUISIANA

            XLE 85/04 Pioneer Water Tank

            HARVEY GULF PROJECT

            Pedrazaco, LLC managed the installation of this tank, which is anchored to a ring beam that meets the required seismic loads for the area.

            ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

            XLE 50/03 Pioneer Water Tank

            MOBILE HOME PARK

            Tank Builders installed the XLE 50/03 for a mobile home park. The Pioneer Water Tank supplies drinking water and a fire reserve.

            NEVADA

            XLE 08/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            FIRE EAGLE INNOVATORS LLC

            Fire Eagle Innovators LLC. and Richard Dunfield have been working together on an XLE 08/02 project that will be installed soon.

            NEW HAMPSHIRE

            XLE 23/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            FIRE PROTECTION

            Rainwater Equipment is providing a Pioneer Water Tank for fire protection at a property in New Hampshire.

            Go to https://rainwaterequipment.com

            HURDLE MILLS, NORTH CAROLINA

            XLR 40/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            RED HAWK FARM

            Tank Builders will be installing the Pioneer Water Tank for Red Hawk Farm.

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            WAYNE, OKLAHOMA

            Two XL 50/02 Pioneer Water Tanks

            JAMES RANCH

            Rain Ranchers designed and installed a rainwater harvesting system for the James Ranch. The two Pioneer Water Tanks supply the domestic and drinking water for the ranch.

            Go to https://rainranchers.com

            OREGON

            XL 08/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            RAINWATER HARVESTING

            Rogue Water Solutions installed a Pioneer Water Tank for rainwater harvesting on private property in Oregon.

            Go to http://roguewatersolutions.com/

            SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE

            XL 40/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            PRIVATE WATER STORAGE

            Whitaker Water Tanks provided an XL 40/02 Pioneer Water Tank in 2013 in Tennessee.

            ROWENA, TEXAS

            XLR 50/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            HIGH COTTON FARM

            All-Tex Irrigation & Supply provided a rainwater harvesting system as the water supply for the High Cotton Farm.

            Go to http://www.alltexirrigation.com

            APPLE VALLEY, UTAH

            XL 23/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            FIRE PROTECTION

            Pedrazaco installed an XL 23/02 for fire protection on private property in Utah.

            PROSSER, WASHINGTON

            Two XLE 50/03 Pioneer Water Tanks

            MERCER WINERY

            Pedrazaco installed two Pioneer Water Tanks for processing the wastewater from Mercer’s vineyard.

            WEST VIRGINIA

            Pioneer Water Tank

            RAINWATER EQUIPMENT

            Rainwater Equipment recently sold a Pioneer Water Tank for a project in West Virginia.

            PUERTO RICO

            XLE 50/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            GREENHOUSE IRRIGATION

            Tank Builders installed a Pioneer Water Tank for irrigation at a private greenhouse.

            VIRGIN ISLANDS

            XLE 23/07 Pioneer Water Tanks

            LITTLE DIX BAY RESORT

            Pedrazaco provided several custom seismic engineering XLE 23/07 Pioneer Water Tanks for potable water storage at a resort.

            Pioneer Water Tanks America is the North American distributor with projects in an additional three countries. These case studies showcase a project from each additional country.

            BELIZE

            XL 23/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            LAKOTA WATER COMPANY

            Lakota Water Company provided a rainwater harvesting system for domestic and drinking water at a private property in Belize.

            Go to https://lakotawatercompany.com

            MEXICO

            XLE 23/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            APROMSA

            APROMSA provided the Pioneer Water Tank for processing at a concrete factory.

            Go to https://www.apromsa.com/

            PANAMA

            XLE 13/02 Pioneer Water Tank

            Agrofino managed and installed this Pioneer Water Tank in Panama.

             


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              Fue un jueves 2 de julio de 2020, cuando un terremoto de magnitud 4.9 sucedió en Oaxaca, donde un video captura cómo afecta un Tanque de Agua Pioneer. Oaxaca, México, tiene el 25% de los terremotos del país que han azotado el estado (1). ARPOMSA capturó el video, en una empresa que con sede en Durango, México, y proporciona tanques de agua Pioneer para soluciones de almacenamiento de agua municipal, industrial, contra incendios, minera, residencial y potable.

               

               

              Obtenga más información en https://www.apromsa.com/

              o visite su Facebook en https://www.facebook.com/Apromsa-149595848870424

               

              Las zonas de terremotos requieren ingeniería sísmica para las soluciones de almacenamiento de agua. La gama industrial de tanques de agua Pioneer está disponible en configuración sísmica, así como para uso en regiones ciclónicas, zonas industriales u otros entornos especializados. Los tanques de agua de Pioneer ofrecen configuraciones de armadura de techo ciclónicas y de servicio pesado además de nuestros diseños estándar.

               

              El perfil del tanque Pioneer V-LOCK® aumenta la durabilidad con un sistema de pernos con tapa protectora. El sistema de cubierta de perno vertical completamente cerrado optimiza la resistencia y la integridad estructural. Además, se proporcionan columnas de sección en C en la costura vertical del perno para resistir las fuerzas de vuelco que surgen cuando chocan los terremotos y los tanques. Los anillos del tanque superior también están conectados a los anillos del tanque inferior utilizando pernos, que transfieren las fuerzas de corte sísmicas. La gama industrial de tanques de agua de Pioneer con configuración sísmica es según AS1170.4 para cargas sísmicas severas.

               

              PIONEER V LOCK Tank Structure
              PIONEER V-LOCK® estructura del tanque

               

              El caso específico del 2 de julio de 2020 en Oaxaca no resultó en un desastre por incendio. Las secuelas de los terremotos comúnmente incluyen emergencias de incendios con daño estructural hecho, así como interrupciones en el acceso a la tubería principal. El resultado es que algunas jurisdicciones locales requieren acceso privado descentralizado al agua. Los tanques de agua Pioneer ofrecen accesorios anti-vórtice y adaptadores contra incendios para un acceso rápido al agua en estos escenarios.

               

              Pioneer Water Tanks accessories
              Pioneer Water Tanks opciones de protección contra incendios

               

              > Aprender más acerca de Pioneer Water Tanks protección contra incendios

               

              Las soluciones de almacenamiento diseñadas profesionalmente de Pioneer Water Tanks están listas para el proceso de permisos cuando sea necesario. Nuestras opciones de paquetes de ingeniería incluyen un conjunto completo de dibujos aprobados por ingenieros.

               

              Los clientes de todo el mundo eligen Pioneer Water Tanks como la solución de almacenamiento de agua de primer nivel. Comience con un tanque de agua de gran capacidad con los expertos Leading the Way in Water.

               


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                Source Cited:

                1. Jasso, Photograph Carlos. “Why the Oaxaca Earthquake Made Buildings Sway Hundreds of Miles Away.” National Geographic, National Geographic, 30 Oct. 2020, www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/why-oaxaca-earthquake-made-buildings-sway-hundreds-miles-away/.


                 

                 

                 

                 

                It was on a Thursday on July 2, 2020, when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca, where APROMSA captured a video of a Pioneer Water Tank. Oaxaca, Mexico, experiences 25% of the country’s earthquakes that have struck in the state (1). ARPOMSA is a Durango, Mexico based company who provide Pioneer Water Tanks for municipal, industrial, fire, mining, residential, and drinking water storage solutions.

                 

                 

                Learn more at https://www.apromsa.com

                or visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Apromsa-149595848870424

                 

                Earthquake zones require seismic engineering for water storage solutions. The industrial range of Pioneer Water Tanks is available in seismic configuration, as well as for use in cyclonic regions, industrial zones, or other specialized environments. Pioneer Water Tanks offer heavy-duty and cyclonic roof truss configurations on top of our standard designs.

                 

                The Pioneer V-LOCK® tank profile increases durability with a protective capped bolt system. The fully enclosed vertical bolt cover system optimizes strength and structural integrity. Also, C-section columns are provided at the vertical bolt seam to resist the overturning forces that arise when earthquakes and tanks collide. The upper tank rings are also connected to the lower tank rings utilizing bolts, which transfer the seismic shear forces. Pioneer Water Tanks industrial range with seismic configuration is to AS1170.4 for severe earthquake loads.

                 

                PIONEER V LOCK Tank Structure
                PIONEER V-LOCK® Tank Structure

                 

                The specific case of July 2, 2020, in Oaxaca didn’t result in a fire disaster. The aftermath of earthquakes commonly includes fire emergencies with the structural damage done, as well as water-main access disruption. The result is some local jurisdictions requiring private, decentralized water access. Pioneer Water Tanks offer anti-vortex fittings and fire fighting adapters for quick water access for these scenarios.

                 

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                Pioneer Water Tanks Fire Protection Options

                 

                > Learn More about Pioneer Water Tanks Fire Protection

                 

                Pioneer Water Tanks professionally engineered storage solutions are ready for the permit process where required. Our engineering package options include a complete set of engineer-approved drawings.

                 

                Clients worldwide choose Pioneer Water Tanks as the top-tier water storage solution. Get started on a large-capacity water tank with the experts Leading the Way in Water.

                 


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                  Source Cited:

                  1. Jasso, Photograph Carlos. “Why the Oaxaca Earthquake Made Buildings Sway Hundreds of Miles Away.” National Geographic, National Geographic, 30 Oct. 2020, www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/why-oaxaca-earthquake-made-buildings-sway-hundreds-miles-away/.


                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Pioneer Water Tanks America supports the Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival Festival every year, along with several of our Authorized Dealers. We usually meet at the Dripping Springs Texas Ranch Park and Event Center with a wide variety of sustainable living exhibits, family-fun activities, live music, tiny homes, and much more to experience.

                   

                  > Hill Country Alliance Rainwater Revival Website

                   

                  > Rainwater Revival 2020 Facebook Page

                   

                  Pioneer Water Tanks America at a previous Rainwater Revival
                  Pioneer Water Tanks America at a previous Rainwater Revival with the Lakota Water Company exhibit.

                   

                  This year, the Hill Country Alliance is taking the event online with a lot of digital offerings – so make sure to check it all out! Our team is ready to talk about water storage and connect you with an accredited provider that would best suit your needs.

                   

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                  Our in Texas facility has been continuously operating with procedures in place to follow local COVID-19 guidelines. The accredited Pioneer dealer and installer network are still installing tanks while following local restrictions on travel.

                  Our clients choose Pioneer Water Tanks for rainwater storage for a lifetime of clean water. Pioneer Water Tanks’ over 30-Years of rigorous research and development has produced the longest-lasting water storage tank worldwide. We operate with a network of authorized dealers and installers that provide Pioneer Water Tanks locally, backed with our 20-year warranty.

                  Lakota Water Company rainwater harvesting system with a Mangrove Pioneer Water Tank
                  Lakota Water Company provided this rainwater harvesting system for a venue in the Texas Hill Country. Rainwater is safely stored within a Mangrove Pioneer Water Tank.

                   

                  The exclusive AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner protects water inside and is BPA-free, NSF-61 certified for drinking water and is embedded with SANITIZED® antimicrobial technology. Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured with ZINCALUME® Steel that can withstand fire-immersion and still provide water after an emergency.

                   

                  < Learn more about the AQUALINER® Fresh tank liner

                   

                  We offer a range of capacities from 5,000-gallons to 1,000,000-gallons with custom capacities available for industrial projects. Pioneer Water Tanks are the top-tier rainwater storage solution because of the ability to keep water fresh and clean, as well as the engineering of the long-lasting storage system.

                   

                  Central Texans have been utilizing rainwater harvesting for homes and businesses at a higher rate than most areas. The State of Texas has one of the most comprehensive laws, House Bill 3391 (2011), that allows for rainwater to be utilized and prohibits municipalities or counties from denying a building permit solely because the facility will implement rainwater harvesting.

                  Texas has also allowed for rainwater harvesting equipment and supplies to file for a sales-tax exemption, with Section 151.355 of the Texas Tax Code. To claim this exemption, the purchaser must fill out and give a Tax Exemption Application Form 01-339 to the supplier at the time of purchase.

                   

                  > Learn More about Sales-Tax exemption in Texas for rainwater harvesting products

                  We operate with a network of accredited providers and installers for localized service. Our network providers who are attending this year’s online Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival Festival:


                  Lakota Water Company, Lakota Tank Company
                  “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.”

                  Learn more: https://lakotawatercompany.com/
                  Call Lakota Water Company: (512) 858-0860

                   

                  Pioneer Water Tanks America at a previous Rainwater Revival
                  The Lakota Water Company designed and installed a rainwater harvesting system for this Texas Hill Country property as a sustainable water source. The rainwater is safely stored within the 40,000-gallon capacity Pioneer Water Tank.

                  Harvested Rain Solutions
                  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 right over our heads! HRS can also tame many stormwater issues (really just poorly behaving rainfall!) with cistern based detention/retention systems for commercial and residential projects. HRS is a Texas State Licensed Irrigation Contractor and can help with the full development of an RWH system from collection to use.
                  Learn more: https://www.harvestedrainsolutions.com/
                  Call Harvested Rain Solutions: (877) 693-2166

                  Harvested Rain Solutions provided a rainwater harvesting system from design, to installation. Rainwater is stored within the Pioneer Water Tank.
                  Harvested Rain Solutions provided a rainwater harvesting system from design to installation. Rainwater is stored within the Pioneer Water Tank.

                   


                  Harvest Rain
                  Harvest Rain is a full-service rainwater company providing rainwater collection and turn-key NFPA fire protection systems.
                  WE INSTALL
                  Our professional team will come to install a complete, worry-free, system

                  YOU BEGIN THE PROCESS OF HARVESTING RAIN
                  You begin the fulfilling process of harvesting rain install a complete, worry-free, system

                  YOU SAVE
                  Harvesting rain allows you to save money on water expenses annually
                  Learn more: https://harvestrain.com/
                  Call Harvest Rain: (512) 645-2955

                  Harvest Rain Austin Texas Pioneer Water Tanks
                  Harvest Rain won the Texas Rain Catcher’s Award for this rainwater harvesting system design and utilization. Rainwater is stored within two Pioneer Water Tanks in Mangrove.

                   


                  Innovative Water Solutions
                  Since 2004, Innovative Water Solutions LLC has been creating practical, beautiful water management solutions to suit your individual needs. We can move stormwater from problematic areas, store rainwater for later use, or reduce your outdoor water demand… and we can do all of those things at the same time. So no matter if we are in the midst of a drought or torrential rainstorms, our solutions will provide you with peace of mind. From the founders’ backgrounds as Peace Corps volunteers, IWS has a passion for the sustainable management of our water resources. We are an engineering design/build firm that is driven by these ideals through water conservation and stormwater management solutions for residential and commercial projects.

                  Learn more: https://www.watercache.com/
                  Call Innovative Water Solutions: (512) 490-0932

                  Innovative Water Solutions provide Pioneer Water Tanks
                  Innovative Water Solutions provided a rainwater harvesting system for a Central Texas home that supplies for drinking and domestic water use. The Pioneer Water Tank safely stores the rainwater for sustainable use.

                   


                  Rainwater Equipment
                  Rainwater Equipment LLC is a nationwide supplier of water tanks (small or large capacities), filters, water pumps, water treatment products (such as UV Systems and Ozone Generators), and more. We offer over-the-phone product selection assistance for your specific project, competitive pricing, and fast shipping. We can also provide quotes for larger projects including well water storage, fire protection, and rainwater harvesting systems.

                  Learn more: https://rainwaterequipment.com/
                  Call Rainwater Equipment: (877) 331-7008

                  Rainwater Equipment provided a 65,000 gallon Pioneer Water Tank for rainwater storage
                  Rainwater Equipment provided a 65,000-gallon Pioneer Water Tank for rainwater storage for a property in the Valley Mills, Texas area.

                   


                  Tanks Alot

                  We are Tanks Alot. We are an environmentally conscientious company. We’re a one-stop-shop for all of your rainwater collection and storage needs.

                  Our company is a family-owned and operated business. Jesse Beavers, owner, a native-born Texan, veteran of the US Army, and is an ARCSA Accredited Professional knowing rainwater catchment systems, design, and construction.

                  We are an environmentally conscientious company that handles polyethylene tanks for rainwater harvesting, water storage, and chemical storage. We also sell liquid storage tanks that can be used for many purposes in the oilfield industry. Tanks Alot has a wide variety of sizes and colors of Tanks for many different uses. We can ship directly to your door anywhere in the US, some restrictions may apply. Installing a simple Rain Harvesting System will reduce your water demand on already limited supplies, and will help reduce groundwater runoff. Rain Harvesting can also help save money on your water bill! The chemical-free rainwater will make your plants happier and help preserve water in your area. Rainwater collection and storage can be used for well water storage systems, a property without running water, and filling troughs for cattle or livestock. If you are considering rainwater harvesting or water storage and want to talk to us about your options, give us a call. You will love doing business with us!

                  Learn more: http://www.tanksalottx.com/

                  Call Tanks Alot: (830) 331-7330

                  Tanks Alot provided a rainwater harvesting system for the Bandera Natural History Museum. Rainwater is safely stored within a Pioneer Water Tank.
                  Tanks Alot provided a rainwater harvesting system for the Bandera Natural History Museum. Rainwater is safely stored within a Pioneer Water Tank.


                   

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                    The Mercer Winery has two Pioneer Water Tanks to supply for the large-capacity water storage needs. The two XLE 50/03 Pioneer Water Tanks each have a nominal capacity of 97,148-gallons. The tanks provide storage for processing facility wastewater. Pioneer Water Tanks work well in the state of Washington for water storage, fire protection, and more.

                     

                    Washington water storage tanks
                    Two Pioneer Water Tanks for a Washington winery

                     

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                    Ben PedrazaCo managed the accredited installation. The three-ring Pioneer Water Tanks were installed with a proprietary jacking system that eliminated the need for heavier equipment. The water tanks are anchored to the concrete ring beam with increased reinforcement for the seismic area.

                     

                    The Mercer Winery in Washington transfers the wastewater into both of the tanks. The pumps pull the water out to transport it out from four pipes that run out to the pivot irrigation sprinklers. The pump house is adjacent to the Pioneer Water Tanks, where the pump and manifold are.

                     

                     

                    Pioneer Water Tanks are the top-tier storage solutions for water storage:

                    • Efficient crate onsite delivery

                    • Rapid installation time for large-capacity water storage

                    • ZINCALUME® Steel tank body has long-term corrosion resistance

                     

                    Large Capacity Water Storage Tanks for Washington Winery
                    Large Capacity Water Storage Tanks for Washington Winery

                     

                    Pioneer Water Tanks America operates with a network of accredited providers and installers for localized service. Call or fill out the contact form to be connected with the closest provider today.

                     

                     


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                      The biggest advantage of ZINCALUME® steel water tanks is the duplex barrier protection with superior corrosion resistance. Galvanized steel only provides a sacrificial coating for corrosion protection.

                       

                      Galvanized steel was invented in 1938 and is still manufactured with the original sacrificial protection. The sacrificial protection of galvanized steel is a Zinc coating that corrodes in preference to the steel below (Evans, 1992). Over time, galvanized steel water tanks sacrifice their protection and corrode with rust.

                       

                      Next-generation ZINCALUME® steel’s patented Activate® technology alloys magnesium with an activated Aluminum-Zinc coating. The result is a tougher protective coating with a longer service life that’s more scratch resistant. The longer-lasting ZINCALUME® steel duplex protection provides a milder degree of sacrificial protection at the cut edge, but because the coating survives longer, the protective effect is far longer lasting.

                       

                      Cross Section of ZINCALUME® Steel

                       

                      The Zincalume Steel® Duplex Coatings are a combination of the best characteristics of barrier and sacrificial Coatings. The alloying of metals with differing corrosion performance allows the coating to be created that offers both barrier protection to protect the underlying steel. This also provides sacrificial protection in the event the steel is cut, scratched, drilled, or damaged.

                       

                      ZINCALUME® steel has been researched and developed for over 30 years with over 5,000 panels tested in a wide range of laboratory and real-world conditions. The resulting tests have proven that the superior corrosion resistance of ZINCALUME® steel increases service life from 200% to over 400% as compared to galvanized steel. There are Pioneer Water Tanks installed in the first year of manufacturing in 1988, that are still storing water without signs of rust or corrosion.

                       

                      Zincalume vs Galvanized Steel Salt Spray Test
                      Zincalume® vs Galvanized Steel Salt Spray Test

                       

                      The purpose of an accelerated corrosion salt spray test is to duplicate in the laboratory, the field corrosion performance of a product. This is to provide scientists and engineers with a means of evaluation. ZINCALUME® Steel resists corrosion after 240 hours of salt spray exposure, especially when compared to how the galvanized steel held up.

                       

                      ZINCALUME® steel is also coated with a fine resin that serves several functions including temporary corrosion protection, anti-finger marking, reduction of wet stack storage, and acts as a dry lubricant. Galvanized steel is not resin-coated without that scratch resistance.

                       

                      ZINCALUME® steel offers a consistent small spangle surface with a smooth appearance. The superior resistance to general discoloration keeps ZINCALUME® steel to its original look for longer. By staying brighter for longer, the surface of ZINCALUME® steel sheeting maximizes heat reflection from solar radiation and minimizes heat transmission inside. The small spangle surface of ZINCALUME® steel is also a better surface for post-painting applications than galvanized steel.

                       

                      The exceptional corrosion resistance and long-lifespan of the ZINCALUME® steel tank body of Pioneer Water Tanks are just two reasons why they are utilized almost worldwide.

                       

                      Talk directly with a Pioneer Water Tanks representative about water storage solutions that fit best with your needs.

                       

                      Galvanized Steel Compared to ZINCALUME® Steel Chart
                      Galvanized Steel Compared to ZINCALUME® Steel Chart

                       


                      Our exclusive North American dealer and project management network facilitate sales, service, and, installations. We offer a full range of accessories and fittings so that your tank meets your needs and performs to the highest standards.

                       


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                        Sources Cited:

                         

                        Evans, Charlotte. “An Anecdotal History of the Galvanizing Industry.” American Galvanizers Association Industry, 9 Mar. 1992.
                        http://www.galvanizeit.com/uploads/resources/1443126255_History_of_Galvanizing_Industry.pdf

                         

                        Steel, BlueScope. “ZINCALUME® Steel.” ZINCALUME® Steel – BlueScope Steel, 2020, www.steel.com.au/products/coated-steel/zincalume-steel.

                         

                        Steel, Bluescope. “Ten Reasons Why ZINCALUME Steel Is the Right Choice for Your Needs.” BlueScope Steel, 2010.
                        https://bluescope.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ZINCALUME%C2%AE-Steel.pdf