Drip Tubing, Dripline, Drip Tape
Drip tubing is a special tube used in most drip systems. The tube is laid on the ground surface between the plants. The emitters are installed on this drip tube. Drip Lines are poly tubing with drip emitters incorporated into the interior wall of the tubing at spaced intervals.
Drip Irrigation Tubing and Drip Line
Drip tubing is used in the delivery of water directly to the roots of plants. Specifically, drip tubing is made from polyethylene and has emitters that are placed at intervals along the tube that correspond with the placement of each plant. This ensures that water is delivered directly to each plant's root zone. Irrigating in this manner is not only very precise and efficient, but it also conserves water because of the low flow-rate that is required.
In arid locations, drip irrigation is an essential method of maximizing water usage and has been a standard for centuries. There is even evidence that ancient civilizations used clay pots that were buried in the ground as a primitive method of drip irrigation. The pots would be buried near plants and filled with water. Over time, water would slowly seep from the pots and into the soil. In this manner, each plant received a constant and direct source of water.