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Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant

The City of North Richland Hills in Texas has been awarded the 2021 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant! The winner was announced during the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) 2021 Virtual Annual Education Conference (AEC) awards ceremony on July 14, 2021. Read more about the winner here.

The Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant is a $5,000 grant that honors a public health official or department who has made outstanding contributions to advance the public’s health and safe use of recreational water in pools, spas and waterparks through educational, safety, operational, and technical programs.

The grant is given in the memory of Dr. Robert Neil Lowry, a long-time member of PHTA and Recreational Water Quality (RWQC) Committee, who influenced the pool and spa industry. For over 25 years, Dr. Lowry shared his industry expertise as a consultant to the government and private industry.

Grant nominations are accepted from public health officials/entities and from PHTA members.

Nomination forms for the 2022 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant will be available in August 2021.

Past Winners:


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Pentair

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