Energy: water usage

Would it be possible to also add the water usage to the Energy dashboard?


Probably needs a little bit more integration into home assistant by an integration.

I will second that, I think the Energy Management added in the last two releases is fantastic.

That would be a separate dashboard. Water isn’t energy, like gas is.


+1 for this :slight_smile:
Water could be expressed in m3 as gas or liter. In Italy, we use m3 btw for consumptions and billing.


+1 as well!
Implementation should be similar to the gas usage, except the type of course.

Unless you have a cold fusion reactor in your basement water isn’t energy and thus will be very unlikely to be included in the energy dashboard.

Even a micro-hydro generator will be monitored in terms of kWh not m3.

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I would also like to have water in this dashboard by default.

I believe the whole idea about the Energy dashboard is to give insight into usage. And also, where you may possibly save money or become more “green”. I think giving insight into water usage can definately help with this.

Instead of calling the dashboard “Energy”, I would suggest calling it “Utility”. And within that, show “Electricity”, “Gas”, and “Water”.


i’m with Bolderbas, for me the energy is an overview page of my consumption of the resources i’, using.

Electricity, gas and water.

so please add water to the dasboard.


So open a feature request asking for a “Utilities” page rather than an “Energy” page.

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The day the energy dashboard was introduced, I ordered a SlimmeMeter. It’s working fabulous and it gives me good insights in my usage. Because of that I also ordered a Watermeter reader from (see Watermeter Gateway - and that one is also working very nice. I really like to have one dashboard where I can see all power, gas and water usage. So I also hope this request will be honored.


Maybe we could join forces in Energy Management - Rain Water - #4 by kamaradclimber


FYI, posted a related feature request to ESPHome for reading Kamstrup smart water flow meters via IR:

They also have a related feature reqqest for reasong SML (Smart Message Language) protocol reading:

Done so here now:


if you produce your hot water with a solar collector, then its indeed a thermal energy that can be evaluated using waterflow (gl/min) and temperature in and out.

Not the same request as we are talking about buying and consuming water as a utilities (from water utility companies) just as you buy and consume electricity from a power company. See this thread:

That follows idea that a utility is a utility, so should not matter if utility is energy, gas, water, or heating.

Also see

"The utility meter integration provides functionality to track consumptions of various utilities (e.g., energy, gas, water, heating).

From a user perspective, utility meters operate in cycles (usually monthly) for billing purposes. This sensor will track a source sensor values, automatically resetting the meter based on the configured cycle. On reset an attribute will store the previous meter value, providing the means for comparison operations (e.g., “did I spend more or less this month?”) or billing estimation (e.g., through a sensor template that multiplies the metered value per the charged unit amount).

Some utility providers have different tariffs according to time/resource availability/etc. The utility meter enables you to define the various tariffs supported by your utility provider and accounts your consumptions in accordance. When tariffs are defined a new entity will show up indicating the current tariff. In order to change the tariff, the user must call a service, usually through an automation that can be based in time or other external source (eg. a REST sensor)."

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I came to the forums to post on this same request. Through the power of search, I found this thread.

I’m using the Energy DB to track my resource consumption for environmental purposes. I have electric w/ Sense and template sensors to render on the Energy DB and am using that to better understand where I have vampire devices and the energy impact of doing things via appliance vs. by hand (dishwasher cycle ends, heated dry turns on. What’s the environmental & financial cost of that?)

I’m still trying to figure out how to read my gas meter (Nicor, IL) but in the absence of that - I’ll try to extrapolate from my electic usage on gas fed devices.

I’m treating water like I do electric and gas - something to minimize and it would be great to have it along side the other utilities.

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With the following addon of [email protected],
Git Repo: Work in progress of Darkrain
and a configuration trick I get the following:

due to the trick Water is represented as Gas. :wink:

I would love to see a “native” integration of water (metering). I’ve setup everything using utility_meter and it works fine on top of my MQTT sensor. Still I believe it should be same top level item like gas or energy. Considering gas and water might be much simpler compared to energy it seems to be a good one to add.

Here is a screenshot of how I’m using right now:


Awesome! May I ask how it is configurated?