January 15, 2015
“Chris Maxwell-Gaines and his partner Blake West are co-owners of Austin, Texas-based Innovative Water Solutions, LLC. The two Texas A&M alums met when they were both doing stints in the Peace Corps in Suriname, where they experienced what it was like to have no access to running water. “It opened our eyes to the value of water,” said Maxwell-Gaines.
Returning to Texas, they settled in the Austin area, and for the past ten years, have been building rainwater and gray water systems, eventually becoming licensed irrigation contractors.”