Logo primary
Logo secondary
Neil Bertrando 's Profile
Neil Bertrando
Last Updated:
Reno, Nevada, United States
Climate Zone:
Cold Arid

My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

RT Permaculture

RT Permaculture

Reno, US


(projects i'm following)

Love Creek Center For Permaculture The Habitus Project True Nature Farm - Sustainable Living & Wilderness School Culture Farms East OSU Student Sustainability Center Millison Family Farms Quail Springs Permaculture Kamiah Permaculture Institute Permaculture Neighborhood Center Mesquite Meadows Dew Permaculture Midwest Permaculture Himalayan Permaculture Centre SouthWoods Design, MN, USA Natural Capital™ Plant Database
Andrew Millison Benjamin Fahrer Bronwyn White Cathe' Fish Chris Evans Craig Sponholtz Daniel Halsey Darren J.  Doherty eric seider Eric Toensmeier Ethan Roland Gabriel Bridges Geoff Lawton Jesse Lemieux Joey D'Elia Josh Robinson Julie Pagliaro Kelly Ware Owen Hablutzel Paul Wheaton Penny Krebiehl Rafter Sass Ferguson Robyn Francis Ryan Harb Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Steve Gabriel Tim Auld Warren Brush

Back to Neil Bertrando's profile

Irrigation Polypipe suppliers

Posted by Neil Bertrando over 7 years ago

3/4" -2" and larger polypipe and HDPE pipe for farm and homestead scale water supply distribution

notes from a correspondance in response to thoughts on water diversion and distribution systems.  optimally using the KSOP for layout planning of the site features.

I'm in favor of the 'leaky' canal (aka diversion drain/irrigation spreader drain) made from native earth for both collection and distribution of water.  vary the slope of these in relation to your soil texture and general landscape shape and slope to get the desired delivery. the plastic flag  with chain or bar is a small piece, cheap, highly mobile, and easily fabricated. 

Plastic HDPE pipe as distribution is also an awesome option.  diameters vary based on needs.  3/4", 1", 1.5", 2", ...  All of these diameters are relatively affordable and highly mobile.  if water is very valuable/cost are high then the expense of pipes is great to compare with earthwork costs for drains and water lost in transit. options work for a variety of pressures (1 PSI = ~6.9 KPa)
some suppliers in Australia and USA: looks to be ~$1-4 per meter depending on diameter plus couplings, etc.

for irrigation, k-line sprinklers can be useful and are also highly mobile.  http://www.k-linena.com/new_page_2.htm

also found this file on large diameter flexible polypipe from Texas A&M

large diameter supplier

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to comment.

My Badges
Consultant Aid worker PRI PDC Teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
PDC @ Quail Springs
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: Quail Springs, Cuyama, California
Date: Aug 2008
Earth Activist Training
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Erik Ohlsen
Other Teachers: Starhawk Starhawk
Location: Cazadero Hills, California
Date: Sep 2004
Other course verified
Keyline Design
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Other Teachers: Penny Livingston-Stark
Location: Aromas, California
Date: Nov 2009
Other course unverified
Permaculture Teachers Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Dave Bohnlein
Other Teachers: Michael Becker, Sam Bullock, Doug Bullock
Location: Bullock Brother's Homestead, Orcas Island, WA
Date: Aug 2007
Other course verified
Starting a Permaculture Business
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Robyn Francis
Other Teachers: Penny Livingston-Stark
Location: Commonwheel Gardens, RDI, Bolinas, CA
Date: Jun 2009
0 PDC Graduates (list)
2 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
0 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Neil Bertrando
1 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Neil Bertrando has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical
Cold Arid
Cold Desert

Report Neil Bertrando


or cancel

Hide Neil Bertrando


or cancel

Hide Irrigation Polypipe suppliers


or cancel

Report Irrigation Polypipe suppliers


or cancel