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.
Stay tuned for information on the 2024 nomination process!
- 2023: Craven County Environmental Health, NC (U.S.)
- 2022: Fishers Health Department, IN (U.S.)
- 2021: City of North Richland Hills, TX (U.S.)
- 2019: Pubelo Department of Public Health and Environment, CO (U.S.)
- 2018: Arizona Department of Health Services, AZ (U.S.)
- 2017: Quechan Parks and Recreation, AZ (U.S.)
- 2016: Riverside County California Department of Health (U.S.)
- 2015: Columbus Public Health, OH (U.S.)
- 2014: Middlesex-London Health Unit of London, Ontario (Canada)
- 2013: Florida Department of Health - Brevard County, Environmental Health Services Department (U.S.)
- 2012: Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (U.S.)
- 2011: Alexandria (Va.) Health Dept. (U.S.)
- 2010: City of Houston (U.S.)
- 2009: City of Plano, Texas (U.S.)