Author: Chris Maxwell-Gaines

I am a professional civil engineer and urban planner that focuses on creating impacting and sustainable projects by identifying all of the hidden water conservation opportunities available in a project. I am particularly interested in working within the realms of sustainable site planning, integrated water management and planning, and low impact development practices.

Rainwater Harvesting on Central Texas Gardener

I had a great opportunity to discuss the tips and tricks of planning rainwater harvesting systems with Tom Spencer from…

IWS featured in Construction News – January 2018

Our company had a feature story in the January 2018 issue of the Construction News, Austin edition.  The feature was…

Austin Rainwater Harvesting Interview Segment on CBS

Christian Flores from CBS Austin stopped by our office for a rainwater harvesting story he was working on. He got…

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane… No, it’s a Rainwater Collection Tank

While most of our residential rainwater harvesting systems installation involve a simple procedure for getting the rainwater harvesting cistern into…

Rainwater Harvesting Cistern Construction Time Lapse for Commercial Project

While there are many parts of a rainwater harvesting system, the cistern is always the centerpiece.  The construction of corrugated…

Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival 2017

November 4, 2017 The 8th Annual Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival will be on Saturday, November 4 from…

Cool House Tour 2017

June 11, 2017 The 21st Annual Cool House Tour, a collaboration of Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and the Texas Solar…

Rainwater Capture and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Class

Spring rains are coming, so it’s the perfect time to get educated on the benefits of rainwater harvesting, both active…

Rainwater Revival 2016

Join IWS at the 2016 Rainwater Revival being held on November 5, 2016, at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park from…

Cool House Tour 2016

June 12, 2016 The 20th Annual Cool House Tour, a collaboration of Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) and the Texas…