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Instructor-Led Online Training

Free Small Systems Training for All!

For operators, administrators, board members, elected/appointed officials and utility staff.

 

Upcoming Classes

Asset Management for Drinking Water Systems

September 14th and 15th

9AM - 11:45 AM both mornings

This 2-part webinar series discusses the process of planning, implementing, and administering an Asset Management Program for drinking water systems. This class reviews asset management concepts, the components of an AM Plan and Program to comply with OEPA rules, and examines how Asset Management provides tools and a framework for prioritizing needs and extending the useful life of utility assets. Practical topics to aid in developing and implementing a program are covered, including inventories and condition assessments, BMP’s, preventative maintenance, capital improvement planning, and record-keeping. We will explore the roles of different people in an organization to implement Asset Management and the importance of updating the plan each year. Part 1 of this series will focus on the basics of Asset Management, Asset Management needs, and Asset Management inventories. Part 2 of this series focuses on the needs for proper Condition Assessment, how to assess the condition of a water distribution system, BMPs for Condition Assessment, along with proper Asset Management financial planning, budgeting, and rate setting. 

Plan to attend both mornings.  Each day is approved separately for 2.5 Drinking Water O&M Contact Hours.  

Lead and Copper Compliance

Part 1

September 27th, 2022  9 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Part 2

September 28th, 2022  9 AM - 10:30 AM 

Or

September 29th, 2022  9 AM - 10:30 AM

This two-part course delivers an overview of the recently revised USEPA lead and copper rules.
 
Part One will be delivered as a webinar to all participants. We will introduce lead and copper monitoring guidelines along with sampling protocols to comply with LCRR changes. Other important changes to the rule including inventory development, Lead Service Line replacement, and customer notifications will be discussed.  A brief introduction to funding opportunities will also be shared.
 
Part Two will be delivered as a Virtual Classroom.  These are small groups limited to less than 25 participants.  All attendees must have a working camera and microphone to participate in this interactive session continuing to address lead and copper drinking water requirements, the development of LSL inventories, and include a demonstration of GIS mapping tools to better manage your inventory, compliance activities and record-keeping. 
 
Each session will offer 1.5 O&M Contact Hours for Drinking Water Operators.

Drone Applications for Water & Sewer Condition Assessment

October 4th, 2022

10 - 11 AM

The use of the drone and its application to benefit water and sewer condition assessment. Using 4K and Infrared stills and videos to capture a clearer image of water towers and treatment plants. The drone can also help with active smoke testing by viewing areas not accessible by RCAP operators on ground level. The integration of drones and GIS gives the community a better eye in the sky of their water and sewer system.  This training will discuss what is needed to operate a drone, and provide examples of how it has been used in the field to benefit water and sanitary utilities.

Approved for 1.0 O&M Contact Hour for Water and Wastewater

Guiding & Funding Your Future: Planning for Your System’s Future

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

We've brought this popular 'Lunch-n-Learn' series back for another year! Join us for the first of a 3-part series about capital improvement planning for water and wastewater systems.
 
Planning is a tool to maintain a unifying vision for the future of your utility. In this one-hour class will discuss how to establish a formal planning framework, and whom to involve. The process of using a SWOT program will be introduced. We will explore issues related to community growth or decline, rate setting, system operations, and the roles of the Owner, Engineer, and Operator. The USEPA Strategic Planning Step Guide will be referenced and made available.
 
This course approved for both Drinking Water and Wastewater 1.0 'x' contact hour.

Guiding & Funding Your Future: Capital Improvement Plans

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This second one-hour class in our special 'Lunch-n-Learn' series introduces the capital improvement planning process and identifies the key decision factors that determine how a CIP will be put together. We’ll cover ten suggested steps in the process. Tools and examples for utilities to complete a short-term (5 years) and longer-term plan will be shared.
 
This course approved for both Drinking Water and Wastewater 1.0 'x' contact hour.

Guiding & Funding Your Future: Life Cycle Cost and Present Worth

Wednesday, November 2, 2022  

From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 
The last class in our 'Lunch-n-Learn' series explores how to evaluate your system, assess life cycle costs and present worth, and use this information in planning and decision-making for the utility, especially as it applies to future capital improvements, or potential regionalization or privatization. 
  
This course approved for both Drinking Water and Wastewater 1.0 'x' contact hour.

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 to capacity and a waitlist is started, when practical we will try to add another class.  RCAP will give local officials and operational staff first priority if we are not able to accommodate everyone.

In order 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 on-line 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: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html.

RCAP offers multiple training opportunities that include online webinars, in-person classroom trainings and hands-on field days. If you would like to receive our monthly email invitation, send your contact information (including an email address) to edpietras@glcap.org.