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Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation by Aqua Hub Ke

Drip irrigation has risen to be the most adopted and most reliable method of irrigation in Kenya. This is because the main intention of water is to the roots of the plants, and that’s what this method really does. I have seen so many farmers struggle with other methods like using rain guns, furrow, or the common pivot irrigation technique.

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Ongoing Drip Installation

Their main complaint is huge loss of water (Water Wastage) but we have tried to educate them on how drip irrigation works. They have expressed their interest on how water trickles slowly to the most important part of the crop. Our latest research that was done Jan,2024 it depicts that this method has 95% Significance compared to others like sprinklers at 50%.

Why is Drip the best Irrigation method

We had already shed the light on how this method serves the main purpose. In this chapter, we are letting you know the main reasons why drip is the Number 1. Irrigation method.

  • Saves Water: By default, water is directed to the roots of the plant. No, much evaporation and drainage will be experienced here.
  • Works for both water and fertilizers : Drip method is the most efficient for both water and nutrients in form of fertigation. Fertilizers can also be injected to the roots of the plants through the drip.
  • Uses locally available materials: Drip system uses locally made water pipes for irrigation (HDPE Pipes) and also their fittings. This is easy to connect, and the most important thing is they are UV Treated.
  • Reduces Diseases : Drip is good in plants health because they work as plant protection agents against diseases.

What material is drip Line made of?

Drip Line is made of poly tubes. They are flexible and are of good quality with high rate of UV Treatment. We have samples at our stores for various drip options.

What is the length of a drip line roll?

We have 1000m and 1,500m,Drip Lines  but the one with 1000m is commonly used in Kenya.

Drip Irrigation by Aqua Hub Ke

What are Drip emitters, and what are their spacing?

Drip Lines are available in 15 cm, 20 cm and 30 cm. 15 cm is commonly used in onions and garlic while 20 common in most vegetables like kales, managu, etc. 30 cm are for cabbages and crops that are widely spaced.

What amount of length of Pipe do I need for Drip Irrigation?

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In our irrigation layouts, we group piping according to the size and how they will be used in the irrigation.

  • The main pipe that is from the source usually takes 1 roll of 100m per acre. Its size varies, but in 1 acre HDPE Pipe 50 mm is commonly used.
  • Then at least 2 more rolls that will link to the drip line. We commonly use HDPE Pipe 40 mm for this section.

Drip Irrigation System Design and Components

Drip Irrigation starts from the water source, then to the farm. This drip layout will explain the materials required for your drip system.

Materials Needed for 1 acre Drip Irrigation

In this article, we assume that the farmer has the source of water and Tank Connection in place. From there, the following material list is the most ideal for 1 acre drip kit.

  • Irrigation Filter : Always use a 50 mm filter, either screen or disc, for 1 acre. The filter would cost like KES. 3500/-
  • Irrigation Filter
  • Main Pipes and Sub Main Pipes: HDPE Pipes will serve best for this purpose. Use 50 mm as Main and 40 mm as sub main pipe for 1 acre Drip Kit.
  • Compression Fittings: HDPE Pipes works with their fittings which are good and anti leakage. If you had used PVC Pipes, you can always use PVC Fittings for the same.


  • Drip Lines : Drip Lines are available in the following thickness: 0.3 mm & 0.4 mm both they come with various spacings that’s 15 cm, 20 cm and 30 cm. Their prices are KES. 8000 & KES. 9,000 respectively. 1 acre would use like 7-10 Drip lines depending on how many lines per bed concept.
  • Drip Accessories : Drip Lines would need its connectors and rubbers. These will help in linking the Pipes to drip.

Types of drip irrigation systems.

When it comes to choosing the right drip irrigation system for your garden or farm, there are a few options to consider. We have attached pictures for more description.

  • Drip lines are a popular choice for their efficiency in delivering water directly to the roots of plants.Drip Kits for Fruits and Trees
  • Button drippers, on the other hand, provide a more targeted approach, allowing you to control the flow of water to individual plants.  Drppers for Irrigation
  • Another great option is the rain hose, which disperses water evenly along its length, making it ideal for larger areas. Each system has its own advantages, so it’s important to select the one that best suits your needs.

5-Step Guide for drip irrigation installation

Thinking of installing a drip irrigation system in Kenya? Here are the steps you need to follow to ensure a successful installation.

  • Firstly, make sure to connect the system to a water tank for a constant water supply.
  • Next, install valves to regulate the flow of water.
  • Then, lay down the main lines in your field, followed by laying the drip lines that will deliver water directly to the plants.
  • Don’t forget to fit the drip lines securely to the main line to avoid any leaks.
  • Finally, flush the system and test it to ensure everything is working smoothly. With these steps, you’ll be on your way to efficient and effective irrigation for your crops

Common questions about drip irrigation ( FAQs)

   What is the cost of a drip irrigation kit in Kenya ?

The cost of a drip irrigation kit in Kenya can vary depending on the size and quality of the kit. However, you can expect to pay a reasonable price for a high-quality, durable drip irrigation system that will benefit your crops in the long run.

        How many plants can be irrigated using a drip irrigation kit on 1 acre of land?

On average, a drip irrigation kit can effectively water around 4000 to 7000 plants per acre, depending on the spacing and water requirements of the crops. This makes drip irrigation a cost-effective and efficient method of watering a large number of plants

     What makes drip irrigation stand out compared to other irrigation methods?

Drip irrigation is known for its efficiency in delivering water directly to the roots of plants, reducing water waste and promoting healthy growth. Unlike other methods like flood irrigation, drip irrigation saves water and ensures that plants receive the necessary moisture without waterlogging the soil.

Where can I buy a reliable drip irrigation kit in Kenya?

You can purchase a high-quality drip irrigation kit from Aqua Hub Kenya-Call: 0790719020. Kenya’s No. 1 supplier of drip irrigation kits. They offer durable and efficient systems that are guaranteed to help you achieve optimal crop growth and yield.

How many Lines per bed of Drip Lines?

Mostly 2 to 3 lines per bed is used for different crops

How much does it cost to install drip irrigation per acre in Kenya?

Size / Lines Per Bed 1 Line 2 Lines 3 Lines
1 Acre 65,000 95,000 130,000
1/2 Acre 30,000 45,000 60,000
1/4 Acre 16,000 25,000 35,000
1/8 Acre 10,000 15,000 20,000

What is Drip Line flow rate?

Its 1-1.6Litres /Hour

What is Drip line Durability and Lifespan ?

Our drip lines last for 5–7 years, depending on farm management practices.

What is the right pressure for drip irrigation in Kenya?

Drip Lines requires low pressure. They work under gravity.

Where can I find drip lines for Sale in Kenya?

Aqua Hub Kenya : 0790719020 offers the best drip lines for sale in Kenya and East Africa.