Forget to Turn Water Off

By: the Editorial Team.  Updated: September 17, 2021.


Problem description

As people grow older they often become somewhat forgetful. We start to worry about questions like:

"Did I leave the water running?"

How do we make it so these sorts of questions are not things that we need to worry about?


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This is part of a series of "Problems" and DIY Technology "Solutions" to the challenges faced by older adults, by Frank Engelman. 



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Auto Shut Off Faucet and Leak Sensor

I was worried about water leaks and about forgetting to turn off the water, so I installed an auto shut off faucet and a water leak sensor. Here is how to do it.





from Ken Holt (member) at July 21, 2022

Thanks for the problem discussion and solutions.

At my property, I havte 11 faucets (mostly oudoors) that I worry about leaking or leaving on.  I've installed a sensitive water level sensor on my small storage tank.  If a slow drop in level is detected, then I receive a text message from an IOT system called Cayenne.

Not so easy to setup; also may not be very reliable in the long run.


from faengelm (member) at July 22, 2022

Hello Ken,

Could you please provide a link to that slow-leak sensor?


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