Our lunch box peppers need lots of water to grow. How we apply that water is important in minimizing how much we need to use. To encourage good root development and stimulate the roots to explore as much soil as possible, we establish the crop with sprinklers. In the heat of the summer as much as 35% of the sprinkler water can evaporate before it is absorbed into the soil. We switch to using drip lines in June before the crop canopy closes in. Drip lines are made from plastic and generally last us a couple of years. Josesito has these special couplings to make repairs to the drip lines.  Gophers can chew on the lines in their search for water.