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MDPE Pipe for Potable Drinking Water

29.64193.48 (Inc. VAT)

Delivery time: 2-3 days
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MDPE Pipe for Cold Potable Water

Key features:

  • Available in range of sizes
  • Durable and high quality
  • For buried pipeline applications
  • Designed for potable drinking water

Product Description

This MDPE Pipe (Medium Density Poleythylene pipe) is used for cold potable drinking water in buried pipeline applications. The sizes available are the outside diameters.

Key features:

  • Available in range of sizes
  • Durable and high quality
  • For buried pipeline applications
  • Designed for potable drinking water
  • 25 year guarantee

In the realm of modern infrastructure, the delivery of potable drinking water to homes, businesses, and communities is a fundamental necessity. This crucial service relies on a network of pipes and conduits that facilitate the efficient and safe transport of water. Among the various materials used for this purpose, Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE) pipes have emerged as a popular and reliable choice due to their unique properties and benefits. In this article, we will delve into the characteristics and advantages of MDPE pipes in the context of potable drinking water distribution.

MDPE: The Basics

Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE) is a type of plastic that falls within the polyethylene family. It is characterized by its moderate density, falling between low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). MDPE pipes are manufactured using a process called polymerization, where ethylene molecules are linked together to form long chains, resulting in a durable and flexible material.

Advantages of MDPE Pipes for Potable Drinking Water

  1. Corrosion Resistance: One of the standout features of MDPE pipes is their remarkable resistance to corrosion. Unlike metallic pipes that are susceptible to rust and degradation over time, MDPE pipes are immune to corrosion, ensuring a prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance costs.
  2. Chemical Stability: MDPE pipes are inert to a wide range of chemicals commonly found in drinking water, ensuring that the purity and quality of the water remain uncompromised. This makes MDPE pipes an excellent choice for transporting potable water without the risk of chemical leaching or contamination.
  3. Flexibility and Toughness: MDPE pipes possess a unique combination of flexibility and toughness, allowing them to withstand external stresses and pressures. This flexibility also simplifies installation, especially in areas with challenging terrain, reducing the need for complex jointing systems.
  4. Leak Resistance: The jointing techniques used for MDPE pipes, such as electrofusion and butt fusion, create seamless connections that are highly resistant to leaks. This characteristic is vital in maintaining the integrity of the potable water supply and preventing wastage.
  5. UV Resistance: Many MDPE pipes are designed with UV stabilizers that protect them from the harmful effects of sunlight exposure. This is particularly important for above-ground installations where pipes might be exposed to direct sunlight.
  6. Hygienic and Non-Toxic: MDPE pipes are approved for use with potable drinking water by regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This ensures that the material is safe for contact with drinking water and does not introduce harmful substances.
  7. Ease of Installation: MDPE pipes are relatively lightweight and can be easily transported and installed. Their flexibility allows for fewer fittings and joints, reducing the potential points of failure and simplifying the installation process.

In the realm of potable drinking water distribution, the choice of pipe material plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and longevity of the water supply infrastructure. MDPE pipes have emerged as a versatile and advantageous option, offering a range of benefits such as corrosion resistance, chemical stability, flexibility, and leak resistance. Their compliance with regulatory standards, coupled with their ease of installation and durability, makes MDPE pipes a prudent choice for ensuring the delivery of clean and safe drinking water to communities around the world. As technology continues to advance, MDPE pipes are likely to remain a cornerstone of modern water distribution systems, contributing to a sustainable and resilient water supply for generations to come.


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  • Orders of €150 inc VAT or over will get free delivery nationwide. (Please see notes below for exceptions)
  • All orders under €150 inc VAT incur a standard delivery charge of €10 including VAT
  • (Please see below for exceptions)
  • We deliver to anywhere in Ireland.

Bulky items:

Bulky items may incur delivery surcharges (see below) as extra courier costs unfortunately are often unavoidable. If the order is over €150 only the bulk delivery charge will apply. The final delivery charge for bulky products will be calculated when all items have been added to the shopping cart.
All efforts are made to indicate where products are subject to delivery surcharges.

Special Order items:

We are in regular contact with our suppliers and we try our best to make sure that all “special order items” on our webstore are available from our suppliers within the timeframe advertised. If, for some reason our supplier is out of stock and you have ordered the product we will let you know immediately and give you the option to either wait until it’s back in, upgrade to a better model at little or no extra cost or receive a full refund. See more info on Special Order products here.


All nationwide deliveries will be delivered within 2-3 working days.

(Local deliveries within 1-2 working days.)

Special order items may take longer to deliver but this will be indicated on the product information page. You can see more info on Special Order products here.

Working days are Monday through Friday excluding public holidays. Orders placed on Saturday/Sunday will be deemed as being placed on the following Monday.

Some items may take longer to ship. If this is the case, we will notify you by phone/email of this delay.

If your delivery is urgent please contact us by phone or email and we will do our best to expedite it.

Please indicate on your order any specific delivery instructions.

Bulky goods:

Bulky goods will be delivered on pallets and will be unloaded by the courier. All bulky goods are delivered kerbside. Unfortunately, the delivery company will not convey the goods into premises for storage unless agreed in advance. Access to the delivery location must be suitable for a truck and failure to provide suitable level ground for operating pallet truck may result in refusal to deliver by the courier. Please note delivery operators will apply safe procedures in relation to ongoing Public Health considerations..

Exceptional Goods:

Some building materials are extremely bulky and not practical to deliver outside Co. Sligo e.g. concrete blocks, tonne bags of sand or gravel or some lengths of timber. We have highlighted where this is the case in bold red writing. If you do order these products we will contact you to see if you want to pay an additional delivery charge or if you wish to cancel the order. Please do not take offence to this as some bulky goods may cost much more to deliver than the value of the goods. We are based in Sligo so can offer a local delivery service in this area using our own vehicles.

If there is a forklift or teleporter available onsite, we would appreciate if you could tell us in advance by filling out the special delivery notes when completing the order.

The Seller or the courier company will not be held responsible for any damage to goods or persons caused by the goods being unloaded by the buyer.

**Please contact us in advance of ordering if unsure of the above**

Damaged goods:

Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to straight away. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

Once the goods are signed for it will be deemed that goods were in good state when delivered.


Delivery shall be within a time period agreed between the Buyer and Seller and the Seller shall use its best endeavours to ensure that delivery takes place within the period agreed. Failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods within the agreed time period shall not amount to a breach of this contract by the Seller and the Buyer shall not be entitled to damages or other compensation or to cancel this contact by reason of such failure.

The Seller reserves the right to deliver in instalments. Each part delivery shall be deemed to constitute a separate contract, the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of which shall not affect any other part of the contract or the contract as a whole. Where any order involves more than one delivery and default is made on payment on the due date (either under this contract or any other contract made between the Seller and the Buyer) the Seller shall have the right to suspend all further deliveries until payment is made or to terminate the contract without prejudice to any existing claim.

The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Buyer as a direct or indirect result of the supply of the Goods by the Seller being prevented, hindered or delayed by reason of any circumstances whatsoever which are outside the control of the Seller. Once delivery has been accepted the Buyer shall not be entitled to withhold or postpone payment of all or any portion of the price agreed, therefore.

1. Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

2.  If goods are signed for and later found to be faulty/damaged, notice must be given in writing within 24 hours and photos will be required to be emailed to

3. All faulty/damaged goods issues will be dealt with on a case by case basis and best endeavours will be made to rectify within a timely manner. Manufacturers’ warranties will apply in certain cases.

4. Any returned items which are not faulty or damaged will incur full carriage costs which must be paid for by the customer.  Notice of intention to return unwanted goods must be given within 14 days of receiving goods. Returned goods must be in original packaging and in original condition before refunds can be given.

5. All returned goods to be sent to Patrick Rogers Ltd., O’Connell St., Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Note regarding Oil Boilers and Boiler stoves:

Please ensure you check with us first or consult a qualified professional before ordering your oil boiler or boiler stove to ensure you order the correct one for your home. If the product needs to be returned a restocking fee may apply.

Returns of Special Order Items

All “special order items” are subject to the same product returns policy as stocked items. However, items which are returned that are not faulty or damaged on delivery will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.