Discrepancy between Rachio's usage and my water company's numbers


#1

I just received a letter from my water company saying I’ve used 201,000 gallons since January while my Rachio app says I’ve used 100,000 gallons.

Any idea why the difference?


#2

Here’s how Rachio determines the amount of water used. There are 2 major factors, the output of your nozzles and the sq footage of the areas that they treat. Those two variables are things that you can fine-tune to get a more reliable estimate. Does your water company provide you a water usage for just your irrigation? Or is that for your entire household?

How Rachio Calculates Water Usage


#3

They sent me water irrigation used per month, and it is almost exactly double what the Rachio says it used.


#4

You might want to check for any leaks in the system and possibly have the meter replaced in the can. My brother is the field operations manager for a rural water system. He tells me meters need to be replaced periodically depending on age and type or manufacturer.


#5

@graciany Do you have any zones that are for drip lines?


#6

No.


#7

Will ask. Thanks.