Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Spend your morning with Rosie on the House!
Tune In as we discover our October Staycation Destination #Patagonia.
We visit with Liberty Wildlife who nurtures Arizona wildlife through rehabilitation, environmental education and conservation.
Jason Seth Fine, owner of Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co of Sun City & our Staycation Basket provider this month joins us to talk all things Fruit & Nuts!
Plus Evie T, our Staycation Winner gives us all the details from her trip to Patagonia & The Duquesne House
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg of the Urban Farm joins us to talk about planting your #Backyard Orchard!
Homeowner Topic: Home Water Audits With Stampede Plumbing
Water costs in the home continue to rise annually. Stampede Plumbing of Phoenix helps homeowners by offering a home water audit to show you ways to minimize water consumption and lower your monthly water bill. The solution is a system of low flow plumbing. This is a way to reduce overall water usage without decreasing the water pressure in your home. Most homeowners enjoy a substantial cost reduction in their monthly water bill.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines! With Salt River Project
Got a question? Call In!
SRP provides water and electricity to its customers. Surface Water Director Andrew Volkmer talks about history & functions of SRP
October Home Maintenance To-Do | #ElectronicMaintenance It's probably been a while, so now is a good time to clean dust from your thermostats, monitors, detectors, sensors, and replace their batteries.
Visit with Liberty Wildlife who nurtures Arizona wildlife thru rehabilitation, conservation and education. Discussion of its beginnings in 1981 when sick, injured and orphaned wildlife has a place to be treated by trained volunteers. Explains how their operation works.
Discussion of the times the public/field trips can visit and expect to see at Liberty Wildlife. Including seeing the team working on injured wildlife and interactive room where you can meet some of the wildlife and bald eagle presentation in the ampitheater.
Unique room called Non-Eagle Feather Depository and its association with Native Amercian traditions.
Topic discussions include the story of how Clint Black got his start, history of The Stronghold in south Arizona, bats, havalinas, story of Pantano Station in 1858 and more!
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm motivates you to grow your own fruit trees in an Urban Orchard.
Managing the size of your fruit trees small so its easy to prune and harvest. The one fabric to keep the birds off your fruit. Explains the bonus of 'successive ripening' using a variety of peaches. How a hedgerow works.
Greg explains his fruit tree program, why chill hours are important for various trees to produce in different Arizona climates, root stocks and for soft flesh fruit trees that must be harvested by July10th.
Why this is the best time to plant citrus trees and decideous fruit trees planted in January. Its part of Greg's fruit tree program. Including pre-digging the holes and materials needed to fill it.
Why bare root trees are the way to go including watering and fertilizing.
3 Ways To Kill Your Trees! And Greg's 6-6 Rule of planting fruit trees.
Discussion of Greg's goal to become food sustainable. Learning where our food comes from and learning how to grow it.
Varieties of apples, peaches, apricots, plums that grow well in Phoenix. Avoiding dwarf root stocks.
Citrus trees can grow decades producing fruit.
Talking with Stampede Plumbing about their history and water audits to reduce your usage and water bill. Plus other plumbing solutions for your home.
Discussion of a water audit including preventive maintenance and solutions Stampede Plumbing suggests to save water.
Stampede Plumbing is the only Brita Pro water treatment dealer.
Testing the chlorine difference between the pool and untreated water in the home.
Discussion of leak detections and some of the technology that can detect water usage and shut off the water when you're away from the home.
What Stampede looks for when auditing the home for water leakage.
Explains how a tankless water heater and a re-circulation pump can give you endless hot water when properly sized for a home. Added advantage of water treatment.
A tankless water heater doesn't give you 'instant' hot water. They explain how it works.
Low flow toilets that can be fitted with a bidet seat.
Regular maintenance can avoid a plumbing problem at the worst time.
Shower heads a DIY project? Keeping garbage disposals clean. What is water hammering?
Salt River Project is the only in-state system of surface water thats contained to Arizona. SRP's Hydroigist Andrew Volkmer explains his role and the history of SRP.
SRP's beginning dates back to 1902 when Teddy Roosevelt passed the Water Reclamation Act and the building of Roosevelt Dam. Once the tallest masonry dam.
Discussion of the SRP system. From Roosevelt Lake to the lower Salt River including the functions of the dam.
The amount of water stored when the SRP reservoirs are at capacity.
The Granite Reef Diversion Dam is the point where water is distributed thru The Arizona Canal and its side canals.
How they manage excessive storm water.
SRP measures, monitors and calculates the snow pack coming from the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim.
SRP employs meterologists on staff to help with the forecast.
Explains how they can predict and release water to prepare for additional rainfall.
Where does the water go past Tempe Town Lake once its released?
SRP provides a double service to its customers. Water and Power.
SRP customer base for water and power. Plus their Solar Energy Program for non-profit organizations.
Discussion of the special type of fish stocked in the canals that keep it weed and algae free.