I have a Rachio 3 and a private well with relatively low production. I have enough water to run my zones as long as I am very careful with the schedule, but there have been several times when I have run the well dry. Not only does it take the well hours to recover, but it stirs up sediment.
I would love to find a well level sensor that would act as a “trigger” to tell the Rachio to not turn on - in other words, if the water level is below a certain distance from the well head, don’t run the irrigation system. I found an ultrasonic sensor that can show me the water level (https://enoscientific.com/ww660/) but even with their remote display unit, it can’t act as this kind of trigger.
Does anyone know of something that could do what I’ve described? I’m an IT guy so I would be willing to put some technology effort into this. I found this similar question, but there were no responses.