Water Meter Reporter

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My water department collects data from my water meter every hour of every day of every week of every month.  My property requires a lot of irrigation.  Sometimes those irrigations systems fail.  They can fail "on" or "off".  "On" and I waste a lot of water costing me a couple hundred dollars.  "Off" and I lose crops.

It would be "best" if I received exactly the same data that the water department receives.  But I am not opposed to separate sensor that is installed on the water main.  

It has to report to a remote display that can download data to a PC/Mac.
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John Kauai

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello John,

At this time we do not have a water meter detector that would work with the readings you get from the water department. We will take this into consideration or future product suggestion. Thank you. Enjoy your day!
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James Ollick

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John,

I am not sure how many zones you need to monitor. If it is only a few, you might be able to use the Wireless Rain Gauge Collector Model: 00899TX, 11140-899TX, 06034M, 06034RM at $25 each and one Smart Bridge. I believe you can set an alert for each one like this; Alert "If, Rainfall, Exceeds, .5 in, on Wireless Rain Gauge Collector". You can set the .5 inches to any value you want. You should be able to set up 10 of the rain gauges to one Smart Hub and add additional hubs as needed, 10 gauges to each one. The only limitation would be that the rain gauges would need to be within 100 feet of the hub. Just a thought and if you like the idea, be sure to verify that the gauges are not identified by A, B, C which would limit you to 3, but individually numbered with a unique ID, like their room monitor, with AcuRite.

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John Kauai

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Thanks for the thought James.  But I really need to monitor the irrigation meter directly.  To follow your suggestion, I'd have to set up 20 or 30 rain gauges, some of which would be way out of range.