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Ohio Trainings

Ohio RCAP offers multiple training opportunities that include in-person classroom trainings and field days, webinar series, online self-paced trainings, and on-site trainings. Register for one of our trainings listed below or view our RCAP 2018-19 Training & Services Catalog here.

In-person Class Trainings

Operational Implementation of an Asset Management Plan for Valves —  Aurora — May 31, 2019

Don' t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to implement a new Asset Management Program for valves with BMP’s, written SOP’s, and regular condition assessments. Prioritize your maintenance, discuss ways to track and record all of it. We will break up the day with an outdoor demonstration or two.

Offers 6 Contact Hours for Water Operators.

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RCAP Field Day —  Columbiana — June 13, 2019

Join us for a great day of hands-on training and field demonstrations!

All operational and administrative staff, and decision-makers are invited. Registration is only $20! Includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Approved for 4 OEPA Water or Wastewater Operator contact hours. 

    Register here for the June 13 Columbiana Field Day.

Utility Oversight Training for Local Officials —  Reynoldsburg — June 21, 2019

A One-Day, Two-Track Workshop for Elected and Appointed Local Officials, Managers, Fiscal Officers and Champions of Public Water and Sewer Systems Serving Small Cities, Villages and Rural Areas. 
Cost is $15 to cover lunch.



Track 1 - Utility Management for Local Officials — 
Our updated 101 class offers an introduction to the oversight of water and sewer systems for local officials. Organized into three sections covering Technical, Managerial, and Financial aspects of owning a utility, a wide range of topics are explained including; rules and regulations, staffing, budgeting, record keeping, planning, utility rates, customer outreach ,fiscal oversight, capital improvement planning, funding and more.

Track 2 - Forward Thinking Utility Oversight —  Offers four 1-hour sessions and roundtable discussions covering timely topics for future success including: Finding Missing Water and Revenues through Water Audits, Operator Succession Planning, Building Support for Rate Increases, Grants, Loans, Strategic Funding, and Local Officials Roundtable and Networking.

Register here


Sustainable Management for Rural and Small System Workshop —  Kenton — June 25, 2019 — 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Sustainable Management for Rural and Small System Workshop —  Wooster — June 26, 2019 — 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Local Officials and Water/Sewer Utility Managers are invited to attend!

We'll explore ten key areas of sustainable public water and sewer system management to help local leaders assess utility health, discuss potential community impacts and challenges, and prioritize future activities. Applying for 3 Water and Wastewater Other Contact Hour Credit.

   Register here for  the June 25 Kenton Workshop

   Register here  for  the June 26 Wooster Workshop

Webinar Series for Local Officials

These instructor-led webinars are offered in three-part or four-part series, enabling busy local officials training opportunities that fit their schedules.

Download a brochure about the RCAP Webinar Series for local officials to share with management and decision-makers in your organization!

Online Self-paced Trainings

Ohio RCAP is please to make available online training for the comfort of your home or office through the Ohio EPA 360 Water Site. Courses are self-paced; you can stop at any time and resume when you are ready. Topics include asset management, financial management and utility management. Courses are approved for Ohio EPA operator contact hours. First-time site users will be asked to register with the site. 

For questions, call GLCAP/Ohio RCAP's program assistant at 1-800-775-9767, or Rural Development Specialist Tom Fishbaugh at 419-332-2032.

Click here to access the Ohio EPA 360 Water site.

On-site Trainings

Ohio RCAP also offers on-site trainings available by demand. We provide trainings to boards, councils and other organizations. Contact any Ohio RCAP representative for scheduling information. Some of our trainings include:


Project Development

Are you facing your first big water or sewer project? Don't know anything about the subject? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has development a training course consisting of three components for local decision makers who have never experienced a capital improvement project in their community, or are looking for help in planning a project. It covers planning, engineering selection, funding, design, and construction, and what to expect in each segment along the way.


Rate Setting

Are you facing a utility rate increase? Not sure which way to turn? Ohio RCAP in cooperation with The Ohio Water Development Authority has developed a training course for decision makers on setting utility rates, consisting of two components: rate analysis and rate structure.

Rate analysis covers topics such as characteristics of a good rate structure; overview of the rate analysis; asset management, safeguarding utility funds; and user classifications and groups.

Rate structure covers topics like types of structure; proportional to use; rate setting tools; lifestyles and economic development; and billing and usage analysis.

This is an excellent course for decision makers to understand what goes into making a good sound and defensible rate structure.