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In-Person Training Events

For additional online training opportunities, visit our current list of webinars and self-paced training options.

Join us for In-Person RCAP 101 Workshops

Utility Management for Governing Boards Workshops

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Be sure to encourage your local officials and management to join us for a great day of learning and networking!

RCAP 101: Utility Management for Governing Boards is a foundational class for oversight board and council members to understand their role and responsibilities in overseeing public water and wastewater system operations, management, planning and financing. Adequate oversight and good decision making are vital to adequately operate and maintain infrastructure, ensure public health and compliance, effectively respond during emergencies, and plan for long-term sustainability.

Organized into three sections covering Technical, Managerial, and Financial Capacity, a wide range of topics are explained including rules and regulations, staffing, budgeting, record keeping, planning, open meetings, customer outreach, financial management, project funding, and more. 

Elected and appointed officials, administrators, fiscal officers, directors and managers are encouraged to attend. Operators in attendance can receive 5.0 'x' contact hours for drinking water and wastewater. 

Registration is free. Lunch is on your own. Sponsored by Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Groundwaters

Athens, Ohio - October 25th, 2022

Athens Community Center

701 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

Hillsboro, Ohio - November 15th, 2022

Southern State Community College

100 Hobart Dr., Hillsboro, OH 45133

Youngstown, Ohio - November 22nd, 2022

Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
100 E Federal St, #1000
Youngstown, OH 44503

Bowling Green, Ohio - December 8th, 2022

Bowling Green Community Center

1245 W. Newton Road

Bowling Green, OH 43402

Improve & Exercise Your Contingency Plan Workshop

Athens, Ohio - November 17th, 2022

9:45 AM - 3 PM

At the Athens Community Center

This course highlights some of the most important aspects of a contingency plan and shares ideas on how to improve them. We've included brief overview of contingency plan rules and a discussion of how the plan document is tied to other operational guidance such as SOPs and Asset Management Plans. 

Attendees will see examples of decision flow models, supporting mapping, and embedded images used in contingency plans.  The course content is built around Ohio EPA's regulations and available templates.  Operators will be advised to thoughtfully record procedures that objectively lay out steps for dealing with foreseeable emergency and non-typical events. At the end, we will walk through at least one tabletop exercise.

This course is approved for 4.0 O&M Contact Hours. Registration is free, but space is limited. Lunch is on your own.

Sponsored by Ohio EPA Division of Drinking & Groundwaters

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.


Project Development

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.


Regional Solutions

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!