Is there a way to get water usage stats via API? The apps seem to display daily data, so information does exist on the server.
This is not currently available through our public API. Out of curiosity, what are you trying to use it for?
I’d like to see how much water (est) I’ve used today.
I can’t get daily water usage stats right. See screenshot.
It’s end of may, but it graphs like it’s first week.
It also does not seem to show day-by-day chart.
So I though I’d just export the data and chart it elsewhere.
Unless you are using a flow meter, water usage reported by Rachio is an estimate based on each zone’s runtime, sprinkler types within the zone (customNozzle) and yardAreaSquareFeet.
Maybe someone can give you a good formula to match what Rachio is using, but otherwise you can simply observe how much your water use was increased for 1 minute use of a particular zone and than determine the difference in runtime (in seconds) between observations, divide that by 60 seconds (or how ever long your sample runtime was, in this example I used one minute) and multiply that by how much water use has increased after each zone has run for a particular time.
Unfortunately you will likely have different usage rate per minute for each of your zones. This is not a perfect solution, but a solution never the less
This is a small defect we are currently dealing with. If you view your usage from the web app, you shouldn’t run into the same reporting issues! Regardless, I am going to switch this to “product suggestions” so we can log it accordingly!