"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

- Steve Jobs




Dr. Garrett is one of the most respected water quality experts in the United States and has been an integral part of the research, testing, and design of the Active Water Solutions systems. The son of a water and sanitation engineer in Houston, Dr. Garrett was able to see firsthand the impact that wastewater treatment had on cities across Texas. He was fascinated by the scientific aspects of the process and went on to study tirelessly to augment his knowledge on the subject. Dr. Garrett's qualifications are many:

  • Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (Texas A&M)

  • Masters & Doctorate degrees in sanitary engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Professional Engineer (Texas, 1953)

  • Contributor to the water purity standards upheld by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

But more important that all of them is his unrivaled passion for innovation. He spent nearly four decades working with the City of Houston on water treatment efforts and through his research has demonstrated the efficacy of submerged fixed-bed biofilm reactor technology and catapulted it into the spotlight as the alternative to the activated sludge method.   

His continued involvement promises to help AWS bring clean water to more people in more places than was ever thought possible.