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Alternative Septic System (ATU) in Scottsdale and paradise valley

Septic Installation, Repair & Maintenance Services in Phoenix 

Macho Contracting offers septic services that are customized to the unique needs of each property we service. We have fully certified and experienced professionals to install, repair, and perform maintenance on your alternative  septic system in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas. We have more than 20 years of industry experience to deliver quality septic services for residential and commercial properties. 

Get in touch with us at (602) 975-5507 to learn if an alternative septic system  is the right choice for your property. 

How Alternative Septic Systems Work 

An alternative septic system is any type of system other than the conventional type of septic tank that uses gravity to move effluent. There are several types of alternative systems that can be used, depending on the type of property and local regulations. At Macho Contracting, we are familiar with the types of alternative septic systems that are allowed in our area. 

An alternative septic system in Scottsdale must be designed and approved by a Professional Engineer who is registered to work in the on-site wastewater field in the state of Arizona. 

Where to Install Alternative Septic Systems 

When the time comes to install a septic system, you may find that a conventional septic tank with a leachfield is not suitable for your property. This can happen in forested areas, where there is bedrock, or the soil is not deep enough to install a conventional septic tank. 

In other cases, the property may be situated too close to a body of water that could be at risk of pollution from a conventional tank. In Arizona, alternative septic systems are often found in areas with mountainous or rough terrain. 

In the Valley, typical areas where these systems are found include on and around: 

  • Camelback Mountain 
  • Cave Creek 
  • Carefree 
  • Paradise Valley 
  • Desert Hills 
  • New River
  • Other Hillside Properties

We offer a free site visit to inspect your property and help you determine the type of septic system that is best suited to your soil and the features of your property. 

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Alternative Septic System (ATU) Repair & Maintenance 

Macho Contracting provides thorough inspection services to ensure your ATU septic system runs smoothly. We conduct two detailed inspections annually, covering routine adjustments, filter cleaning, and electrical checks. All service points must be visible and accessible; extra charges apply for digging up access lids or trimming vegetation.

Site grading and drainage repairs are not included, but we’ll inform you of any issues. Emergency services are available outside regular hours, including weekends and holidays, billed at standard rates plus a flat fee of $150.

We will access all parts of your ATU septic system for efficient inspections and servicing. If your system requires pumping, we’ll notify you. We’ll check scum and sludge levels for free if pump-out ports are exposed; otherwise, we can uncover them for an additional fee. Pumping services are available upon request.

Any modifications to your system will be noted, and we’ll advise on necessary adjustments. 

Get in touch with us at (602) 975-5507 to schedule a free site visit or request repair and maintenance services. 

We work closely with: 

  • Clearstream Wastewater Systems, INC 
  • Eljen Corperation 
  • MicroFAST Wastewater Treatment System 
  • EZFlow 
  • MicroSeptec
  • AdvanTex
  • Infiltrator Water Technologies
  • Prezi
  • Quick4Chamber
  • Delta



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