What kind of wire do I use in a wet area?

I need to run an electrical line underground from my house to a light in the yard. The water table tends to be rather high in this area and sometimes when it rains water sits on top of the ground. Is it better to use UF-B wire meant for direct burial, or is it better to run individual strands through plastic... show more I need to run an electrical line underground from my house to a light in the yard. The water table tends to be rather high in this area and sometimes when it rains water sits on top of the ground.

Is it better to use UF-B wire meant for direct burial, or is it better to run individual strands through plastic conduit?
16 answers 16