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Training opportunities for operators, administrators, board members, elected/appointed officials and utility staff.

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SPECIAL NEEDS: If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact GLCAP at 800-775-9767 at least three weeks prior to each workshop you are attending, so that we may make accommodations for you.

GLCAP is an equal opportunity provider and employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.

Great Lakes RCAP is a charter member of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership Incorporated (RCAP) with funding from HHS, USDA and USEPA.


Downloadable handouts available for virtual trainings when you register.

Tackling Private Property Pipe Issues

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Wednesday, April 23, 2024 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | In-person training

Lewisburg Community Center |265 E Clay Street | Lewisburg, OH 45338

Bring a Packed Lunch - 30 minute lunch break

Registration: 8:00 am

Training: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Before spending millions to increase the capacity of collection, distribution, and treatment systems, join us for a 5-hour workshop discovering the strategies to tackle what may be your utility’s largest source of inflow for collection systems and nonrevenue water in distribution systems.

Participants will leave this training with the tools needed to establish a Private Pipe Program in their community.

This training will be applied to offer 5.0 "O&M" contact hours.

RCAP's Fiscal Officer Utility Boot Camp

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Wednesday, May 1 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm  | In-person training

Zanesville & Muskingum Counties Conference & Meeting Facility - Ebenezer Hall

205 N. Fifth Street | Zanesville, OH 43701


This training isn't just for Fiscal Officers! It will be very helpful to Administrators, Boards, and Councils.

In this class we will cover:

  • water and wastewater utility fund accounting
  • how to create your own financial proforma
  • explore infrastructure funding opportunities
  • utility rate analysis and
  • what your financial reports are trying to tell you

This is an Auditor of State accredited training: applied for 6 Fiscal Integrity Act Hours.

2 Day Trainings for Governing Boards

The completion of both days meets Ohio EPA's requirement for obtaining Principal Forgiveness and is valid for 5 years.

Lafayette Hotel - Mississippi Queen Room |  101 Front Street  |  Marietta OH 45750 


101 Utility Management for Governing Boards

Tuesday, May 14 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | In-person training

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Part 1 of this two-day training is an interactive classroom experience providing legal and regulatory information critical to decision-making by councils, administrators, and utility governing boards.

The course covers planning, fraud prevention, board responsibilities, financial statements, safe drinking water, and much more.



201 Financial Management for Governing Boards

Wednesday, May 15  |  8:30 am - 3:00 pm | In-person training

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Part 2 of this two-day training will introduce specific Financial Management best practices for councils and boards governing utilities.

Participants will learn the importance of maintaining good financial records and the information they need to ask for.

Lastly, this course will address how asset management planning informs budgeting, which in turn provides the revenue target for rate setting.

Shared Services & Regional Solutions

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Wednesday, May 22 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | In-person Training

Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox Co - Conference Room AB
201 North Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Seating is limited to 20

Registration: 9:00 am

Training: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm – one hour break, lunch on your own

Join us for this no cost workshop for ideas, strategies, and resources to help you begin the conversation of opportunities to share services.

You will learn how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your systems to determine potential needs and resources to share. We’ll explore ideas and examples to share equipment, personnel, and infrastructure, and challenge you to “think outside the box” in brainstorming solutions. Learn best practices to overcome hurdles, develop fair contracts, and be a good partner in sharing services.

This training will offer 4.0 "X" contact hours.

Distribution and Collection System Math

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Tuesday, June 4 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am | Virtual Training

Distribution and collection system math takes you through common mathematic scenarios found in the day to day operation of a water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The topics focused on are pumping, pressure, velocity, flow, sewer grade, tank volumes and more with explanations of formulas and live solutions of example problems.

This course is designed for new operators, operators preparing for certification, and those looking to brush up on math skills.

This training will be applied to offer 1.5 drinking water and wastewater O&M contact hours.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Math

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Wednesday, June 5 | 9:00 am - 10:45 am | Virtual Training

Water and wastewater treatment math takes you through common mathematic scenarios found in the day to day operation of a water and wastewater treatment plant.

The focus will be on such topics as pumping, chemical dosages, lab calculations, treatment ratios, ion exchange and more with explanations of formulas and live solutions of example problems.

This course is designed for new operators, operators preparing for certification, and those looking to brush up on math skills.

This training will be applied to offer 1.5 drinking water and wastewater O&M contact hours.

Collection System Maintenance

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | In-person training

ODNR Division of Geological Survey
H. R. Collins Laboratory
3307 S. Old State Road
Delaware, Ohio, 43015-7635

Registration: 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch for the lunch break.

The 3 learning objectives covered in this course will provide you with an understanding of:

  • the need for wastewater collection system maintenance
  • the components of a successful Capacity Management, Operation and Maintenance Program (CMOM)
  • the need for collection system inspection & performance monitoring

This training was funded and/or carried out as part of the EPA/RCAP Training and Technical Assistance for Wastewater Treatment Works 2 for the Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Pollution.

Instructions and Disclaimers

Instructor-led webinars enable busy local officials and staff the training opportunities they need to fit their schedules. Registration is required, and for many classes, space is limited.  If an event fills and a waitlist is started, when practical we will try to add another class.  RCAP will give local officials and operational staff priority if we are not able to accommodate everyone.

Once registered please note; if the training is more than 45 days out you will not receive a follow-up email. Once within the 45-day window, you will receive the follow-up emails.

To receive credit for contact hours and certificates of completion, you MUST be clicked on and have the webinar page or screen as your only active screen for at least 90% of the webinar. If you click off of this to open and view other webpages or desktop applications, the Webex, GoTo Meeting, or other hosting applications we use can detect and record this in our attendance reports.  We submit these reports to Ohio EPA. We recommend you close all other windows and web pages to avoid accidentally clicking on them.

So that your attendance and participation can be accurately calculated, for most online events you will not be able to join more than a few minutes early.  All presentations will begin promptly at the start time.  Please be sure WebEx is the only open program/application on your computer.  Please close all other windows to ensure proper credit for contact hours, if applicable. 

For the best experience, please join us on a stand-alone computer.  If you use a phone or a tablet, you should download the WebEx app to your device, and it is required for apple devices.  To download the desktop app, go to:

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