For water crocks, we use 24″ corrugated pipe. We order a big pipe from local plumbing supply and cut it in sections. You can use a smaller diameter as well. We use bigger one for easy access.
For the cover, we use Polylok brand. We buy it from Amazon. We use the following model Polylok 3008-West 24″ (click here)
Also please see the attached detail which I created. It is not up to date but you can see our setup.
We use the following screw to attach the cover. We use only 2 screws. (click here)
Please let me know if you have any questions.