In-Person and On Site Classroom Training
Shared Services and Regional Solutions Workshop
Local decision-makers, systems managers and operational staff, we are rolling out the red carpet with a fabulous continental breakfast and lunch to offer this great workshop and networking opportunities. We hope you will join us for our first in-person training events since 2020!
The tightening workforce and operator shortages, increasing costs of capital improvement projects and operations, and increasing complexity to meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements are driving more water and sewer utilities to consider shared services and regional solutions.
We’ll explore ideas and examples to share equipment, personnel, and infrastructure. We'll discuss how to look for opportunities and challenge participants to think outside the box in brainstorming solutions. Learn how to overcome hurdles, develop fair contracts, and how to be a good partner in sharing, providing or receiving services across boundaries.
Two Opportunities to join us in May!
We thank the Ohio Water Development Authority for sponsoring this event! Registration, breakfast and lunch are free, but space is limited. Sign up today! Local officials and operational staff will be given first priority.
Northeast Ohio - May 18th, 2022
8:30 am - 2:45 pm
Kent State University Conference Center
215 S Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Two Opportunities this June!
After a two-year hiatus, we are very excited to bring back Field Days this June! Join us for a great day of hands-on demonstrations for both water and sewer operators and local decision-makers interested in learning more about best practices and the latest equipment and technology to enhance your operations. RCAP Condition Assessment Team and GIS Team staff alongside industry experts and equipment providers will offer multiple 45 minute sessions across five tracks throughout the day.
Earn up to 6 O&M Contact Hours. Many sessions will be repeated to offer two opportunities to participate.
Some of the sessions we are planning include:
- Early bird session with OH811 (OUPS)
- Line locating
- Hydrant maintenance and iHydrants with Zach Walker representing Kennedy
- Leak detection methods
- Lead (Pb) inspection and testing
- Valve exercising and maintenance
- 3D Manhole Inspections
- iTrackers for sewer flow micro-monitoring
- NASSCO coding to communicate sewer repairs
- Modern methods for smoke testing
- GIS web and mobile apps
We thank the Ohio Water Development Authority and Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Groundwaters for sponsoring this event, and Utility Technologies LLS for sponsoring the morning coffee and donuts.
Registration, including a box lunch, is free!
Sign-in will begin 7:15 each morning. Our Early Bird session starts at 8. Welcome, housekeeping and first regular sessions begin at 9, and we will wrap up by 4 PM. Attendees can pick and choose the number of sessions they want to attend.
Thank you to our Field Day speakers and sponsors!
Free Training and Facilitation Services at Your Location
RCAP can offer small water and sewer systems serving fewer than 10,000 people free on site training and facilitation for local boards and councils.
We offer many types of training and facilitation to help local decision makers lead their local utilities and communities more effectively. The list below includes several training modules and facilitation workshops we can offer at your location. Communities agree to have a quorum of decision makers and may invite neighboring boards, councils, system managers and other local officials to join. Some of these may also offer 'x' contact hours for operators in attendance.
Contact us today to discuss your oversight board training needs.
Are you facing a large water or sewer capital improvement or expansion project? Do you need to learn how to manage it? Ohio RCAP, in cooperation with the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA), has developed a training course that explains the roles and responsibilities of decision making boards and engineering consultants through the planning, design and construction phases of a major capital improvement project.
The Art & Science of Rate Setting
Are you facing a utility rate increase? Not sure which way to turn? Ohio RCAP, in cooperation with the OWDA, has developed a short course for decisionmakers about setting equitable and sustainable utility rates.
Bring Your Board Together
Does your board or council have a stated mission and level of service goals? Are they in-line with the needs and community development goals for your community? Are you using these as a framework to steer decision-making throughout the organization. RCAP can help facilitate your board through visioning, goal setting and strategic planning.
Does your water or sewer system need to consider alternatives to partner with another system to provide wastewater treatment, bulk water, or completely merge? Do you need assistance in determining a fair bulk rate? Do you need a neutral third party facilitator for negotiations? RCAP may be able to help. Give us a call!