After having had three bad breaks in main supply lines and hundreds of dollars of added water bills each time ($600 for the last one), I'm searching for an alarm system for major breaks. One solution I've seen is the Flo Logic smart valve, but the valve alone is over $1600.
A seemingly logical extension to Rainmachine functionality would be to include an option for an automatic shutoff valve that is actuated in the event of more than say 2500 gallons on any given day (programmable to suit each irrigation system). When exceeded, the water could be shut off and an alarm issued to the owner's phone. Such a function would safeguard against broken lines and stuck zone valves.
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