Subsurface Drip Irrigation


  • Highly water-wise
  • Direct delivery to root systems
  • No overspray causing iron staining
  • Compatible with fertigation systems
  • Compatible with grey water systems

This method of irrigation is considered the most efficient as water is delivered directly to the roots of plants and grasses. The issues sprinklers have of evaporation, over-spray, run-off and misting don’t occur.

Bore water in Perth often has high levels of iron which stains walls, paving and garden decor – this only occurs with sprinklers where this is overspray.

Fertigation systems are far more effective at providing gardens extra nutrients and minerals than simply putting fertiliser pellets on the soil surface. The fertigation system taps into drip line and periodically releases fertilisers based on seasonality and plant requirements.

Water used in subsurface irrigation does not have to meet the same safety standards as potable water used inside homes. Grey water and bore water can be used as the water source with subsurface irrigation.

Grey water is all the used water captured from inside home except from the kitchen and toilets. This is a recycling water treatment system that reduces waterbills and maintains water supply in drought when water restrictions are in place. 

Grey water subsurface drip irrigation is characterised by lilac coloured drip line.

A Hunter Industries Water Controller installed in Como

How do you know if it’s clogged or has a leak?

We always design system that include a pressure sensor and water controller that sends notifications to the owner and us immediately.

A leak will cause a drop in pressure throughout the system as water escapes faster than it normally should.

A blockage will cause pressure to spike as water is pumped through but with no where to go.

In both cases the controller will respond to the pressure sensor and an early warning notification will be sent out. This is instant and we don’t have to wait for lawn to die or puddles to form.

Read more about water controllers via the button below.

Soil & Plant Decisions

The water holding capacity of the soil, the distance between plants and type of plants influence what type of drip is best for the site.

By completing water and soil analysis we get a technical breakdown of the composition of both. This is essential before designing and installing a new water treatment system.

The classic sandy soils of Perth have low clay content, resulting in weak water holding capacity. The distance between drippers along the drip line has to be descreased so the soil is effectively irrigated.

Plants have varying root structures where some have shallow roots and others have large underground tendrils that spreads out. Having this horticultural understanding informs how subsurface drip is laid and how the plants will grow and use the water.

Plant & Soil Decisions

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