This is the situation, we live in the Caribbean renting a house. The non-po
table water for the house is a cistern, w/water supplied by the local gover
nment. The house has a pump that pushes water up to a tank on top of the ho
use when it gets a bit low. This is an automatic process when "the pump is
turned on". So far, no problem.
This house, it turns out, has a public bathroom attached to it. And you gue
ssed it: this public bathroom uses -our- private water. While I don't mind
sharing.... anyone, it turns out- can leave the water running, especially i
f they are a bit inebriated, as there is a bar nearby.
Usually this is not a problem, as I am home a lot and would just shut the p
ump off if it's the middle of the night or something.
I'm thinking of an automatic solution to this... To automate this, I need a
device that will monitor how many times the pump turns on. If it's, say, 2
x or 3x every 10 minutes... meaning that the water was most likely left on.
.. this device would control a relay that will shut the pump off for an hou
r. Then try again after that. If the frequency of the pump turning on is sp
aced out more than 10 minutes at a time, then close the relay and let the p
ump do its thing.
Does any manufacturer make anything like this?
Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.