Water Usage and Water Savings

How does Rachio track water usage? 

Rachio helps you track the amount of water your sprinklers apply so that you can gain insight into your savings and plant health. 

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Water usage in gallons used/gallons saved is back!

How do I view my water usage and water savings?

Want to see how much water your yard used? From the Home screen on the Rachio app, scroll down to view your monthly water usage.  

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Click anywhere on the usage screen to see more usage details. You can also use the arrows to view water usage from previous months!

 

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Can I see water usage in gallons? 

Rachio can now display water usage in both gallons used/saved and time used/saved. We recommend sticking with the default usage setting, which reports in watering time used/saved, for the most accurate readings (usage in time reports actual usage; usage in gallons reports only estimated usage).

Want to switch your usage view to gallons used/saved? 

In the Rachio app, go to "Account Settings" in the More tab, then select "Usage Units" and your preferred units ("Time" or "Estimated Gallons").   

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The "Estimated Gallons" value is calculated from your zone area and nozzle precipitation rate. We recommend selecting "Time" if these settings are not correctly configured. This value will be replaced with actual usage if a flow sensor or a Rachio Wireless Flow Meter is enabled on your controller.

Water Usage and Rachio Wireless Flow Meter

If your system includes a Rachio Wireless Flow Meter or other supported flow sensor, your usage will default to gallons used/saved. This is because flow meters measure actual gallons used/saved and therefore deliver more accurate accounting of water usage. For a list of supported flow sensors, go here

Can I see my historical water usage? 

You're able view historical water usage in two ways - on the bottom of the Home tab in the app and on the Rachio web app. The Rachio web app allows you to download a CSV file of all historical water use in both time and volume (gallons or liters). To access your historical water usage on the web app, do the following:

1) Login to the web app and scroll down to the USAGE chart:

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2) Click on the DOWNLOAD link, then check your download folder for a file named water_usage_and_savings.csv. The download, will present the following data:

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