I am getting started on adding some monitoring and possibly control to my aerobic septic system. The main issue is to try and prevent damage when the backyard floods which is maybe one or two times a year. If it floods high enough it can backup into tank and flood the motors and UV system, which are pricey to replace. Few questions that maybe community can help me with as i get started:
-Initially, just going to add water sensor to the lowest septic riser and alert me if water is rising. Any suggestion for leak/water sensor that will handle being outside, in a septic tank riser where humidity is high? Don’t want it to die or have false alarm because the high humidity in the air.
-What is best way to connect to the alarm buzzer in the septic alarm box so i can use that going off to trigger smarthings alert?
-Have searched around and can’t find them, but are there z-wave circuit breakers? Would be awesome if they did since i could set system to cutoff power if water was detected in the riser.
-The system has a phone line from it that calls manufacturer if alarm goes off. This was annoying other day when it flooded since they assumed pump had broken and didnt understand flooding issue. In this case once the water went down and i reset system it was fine yet they still got alarm and came to house. Is there easy way i could include a zwave disconnect in the phone line so it doesnt call them if its just high water issue? If its real issue, once water goes down and it reconnects it would still call them.
-System has a small pushbutton switch on it to reset system. What is best zwave device i could use to remotely trigger that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Spent ton of money replacing the septic system this year and want to reduce as many expensive problems with it as i can.