The rachio platform allows you to control your Rachio irrigation system.

Getting your Rachio API Key

  1. Log in at https://app.rach.io/.
  2. Click the “Account Settings” menu item at the bottom of the left sidebar
  3. Click “Get API Key”
  4. Copy the API key from the dialog that opens.


To add this platform to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  api_key: YOUR_API_KEY

Configuration Variables


(string)(Required)The API key for the Rachio account.


(string)(Optional)If your instance is unaware of its actual web location (base_url).


(integer)(Optional)For how long, in minutes, to turn on a station when the switch is enabled.

Default value: 10

Water-saving suggestion:
Set manual_run_mins to a high maximum failsafe value when using scripts to control zones. If something goes wrong with your script, Home Assistant, or you hit the Rachio API rate limit of 1700 calls per day, the controller will still turn off the zone after this amount of time.

Once configured, Rachio Binary Sensor and Rachio Switch platforms will be automatically loaded.


If you would like to see and control more detailed zone information, create an iFrame that renders the Rachio web app.

    title: Rachio
    url: "https://app.rach.io"
    icon: mdi:water-pump