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Pipe for collecting water from sump

Deegore | Posted in General Questions on

I am digging a pond and want to put some kind of drain tile underneath so ground water doesn’t build up under the liner.
I would like to use the ground water to keep the pond filled and also fill some rain barrels. 
I am looking at HDPE drain tile and perforated PVC, but not sure which is the least toxic.
What type of pipe would be best for collecting water?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    If you think that you may be drinking the water, you should choose the HDPE pipe. It's preferable to PVC.

    For most purposes (like landscape watering), I don't think it matters if you use PVC pipe. But if you are willing to pay the upcharge for HDPE pipe because of worries about PVC, then HDPE is the pipe for you.

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