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Santa Cruz County Fire Protection

Santa Cruz County Fire Code


The Santa Cruz Fire Marshal serves for fire code compliance, as delegated by the County of Santa Cruz Planning Department. New buildings are required to have fire sprinkler systems installed, according to the Santa Cruz 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.

Watermark H2O LLC offers fire flow water storage solutions that comply with the Santa Cruz County requirements, NFPA standards for fire protection as well as the state of California Fire Code and California Building Standards Code.

We offer water storage solutions for fire protection and more.

Engineered to NFPA Standards

Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured to NFPA standards for fire protection with optional firefighting adapters and nozzles.

We Help with Permitting and Compliance

With fire protection systems throughout California, we’re ready to help you through the process with our engineering packages.

BPA-Free Water Storage

Cost-efficient capacities can be used for drinking water storage on top of being for fire emergencies. Pioneer Water Tanks are completely BPA-free as well as third party NSF/ANSI 61 certified for potable drinking water storage.

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Fire Protection Pioneer Water Tanks

Tank CodeUS GallonsDiameterHeight
XLR 089,90715′ 5″7′ 2″
XLR 1316,39219′ 9″7′ 2″
XLR 1520,24322′ 0″7′ 2″
XLR 2329,09326′ 4″7′ 2″
XLR 3039,62630′ 9″7′ 2″
XLR 4051,78535′ 2″7′ 2″
XLR 5065,56739′ 6″7′ 2″

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Why Choose a Pioneer Water Tank?

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

  • Engineering packages for California are configured for high-wind locales, seismic earthquake conditions, heavy industrial zones with additional applications offered. Optional anti-vortex and fire-fighting adapters ensure water is always available for quick access during a fire emergency.

  • Pioneer offers a wide variety of water-storage options with gross capacities ranging from 3,000 to 700,000 gallons. Pioneer 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.

Engineered to Outlast, Always Ready for Use

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A valved connection on a water system must have at least one 2-1/2 inch outlet with male American National Fire Hose Screw Threads (NH) used to supply fire apparatus and hose with water. Exact outlet sizes are based on the local fire authority and or department who will need to use it.

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Pioneer Water Tanks Assessment to NFPA 22 Fire Protection Standards

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The Aqualiner® Advantage

The Aqualiner® is the best liner in the water tank industry, hands-down. Unlike the liners in most water tanks, the Aqualiner® is made from a reinforced fabric with a woven center layer for strength and durability.

Pioneer Water Tanks Aqualiner tank liner

Although the liner is hidden from sight and often doesn’t get noticed unless there is a problem, we feel that it is perhaps the most important part of the tank which is why only Aqualiner® membranes are used in Pioneer® tanks.

A clear polyethylene film coats both sides of the water tank liner, giving the product NSF 61 approval for the storage of drinking water. The Aqualiner® is well-known for not imparting any taste or smell in the water, so when the quality of your water is paramount, choose Aqualiner®.

Made with Zincalume® Steel with Activate ™ Technology

Only the highest quality Zincalume® and Colorbond® steel is 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.

Next generation Zincalume® Steel’s patented Activate™ technology introduces magnesium into the aluminum-zinc alloy coating, improving galvanic protection by activating the aluminum. The result is a tougher protective coating that’s more resistant to scratches and scuffs encountered during construction. Proven to outlast galvanized tanks by 200%, according to BlueScope Steel studies, Pioneer Water Tanks are engineered to exceed. With a standard lifetime of 20 – 25 years, Pioneer Water Tanks include magnesium anodes that are buried underneath the tank to take on corrosion. When these magnesium anodes are replaced every 10 years, the protection continues as corrosion is kept away from the water supply.

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Customer Referral Program

Acer Water Tanks’ Customer Referral Rewards Program is offered for every North American purchase of a Pioneer Water Tank to the original purchaser. Our Referral Rewards PIN can be found on the certificate in the warranty package mailed to you by Acer, an example can be found below.


Eligible customers may receive a referral rebate of $500 when they recommend a Pioneer® Water Tank to family and friends, and they purchase a tank using your Referral Rewards PIN.


On top of the referral rebate, we also give a $250 rebate to any referred customer that uses a registered Referral Rewards PIN with their purchase. There is no limit to the number of referral rebates that qualified customers can receive; however, there are terms and conditions*.

*Subject to the Following Terms and conditions:


In order to claim your referral rebates, both you and your referral customer must register the purchase PIN online.


Referral rebate checks will not be issued until a referral purchase has been properly registered and verified by Acer Water Tanks Inc.


Once referral purchase has been verified, please allow up to 60 days from verification for the Referral rebate check to be processed.


Earn Rebates with Referrals:


Share your PIN with as many of your friends as you like, and tell them how much you love your Pioneer tank! When your referral makes a purchase, instruct them to use the Referral Rewards PIN to claim their purchase online at rebates, both you and your referral customer must register the purchase PIN online.


Upon verification of your referral’s purchase, Acer Water Tanks will issue a Referral Reward of $500.00 to you, and your referral customer will also get a $250.00 Referral Reward.

Pioneer® Fire Protection

Pioneer® Water Tanks are engineered as the top choice for fire protection water tanks that follow NFPA fire requirements. Pioneer Water Tanks provide a reliable source of water will help keep your property safe and will allow firefighters to have access to a steady water source in case of emergencies. Pioneer Water Tanks have been the resource to fight fires in Australia for over 27 years and now are becoming the gold-standard in fire protection across the world. Learn More

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Our standard range of Pioneer Water Tanks are backed by an industry-leading 20-year warranty where conditions are met. Commercial tanks are warrantied on a per-project basis.

Pioneer Water Tanks Warranty with Acer

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