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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.

In-person Class Trainings

Manganese Compliance Training

January 30 - Tuscarawas County Senior Center, Dover

This no cost training will educate operators on staying in compliance with their manganese monitoring. Activities will include a plant tour with collecting and evaluating a process control sample.

This training has been approved for 4.0 drinking water contact hours.

Click here to register for the January 30 training

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Improve and Exercise Your Contingency Plan - Workshop

February 11 - Canfield City Hall, Canfield 

Updated contingency plans are important and now also required for your Asset Management program. Bring your contingency plan and check to make sure it meets the latest requirements. Then we'll complete two of your required table top exercises.

This training has been approved for 4.0 drinking water contact hours.

Click here to register for the February 11 training

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Basics of Rate Setting - February 19, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am - WEBINAR

In this 90 minute webinar, we'll offer an introduction and overview of rate setting methodologies and how they are best applied to different systems based on local needs.

We'll explain how rate setting is both an art and a science to ensure fixed and variable expenses are covered along with reserve funds while trying to set up a rate structure that will be fair to different classes of customers.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 drinking water and wastewater contact hours.

Please join us at least 5 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: 

https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=eda6ae978662c9f047f3428440b52b40f

 

 

Writing and Implementing SOP's for Distribution

February 26 - Mid-Ohio Cooperative Inc., Kenton

March 12 - Quality Inn, Chillicothe

Formal, written Standard Operating Procedures are important to ensure proper maintenance, safety and help preserve institutional memory. They are now a component of Asset Management Plans in Ohio. Learners will go through the exercise of writing SOP's for their distribution system, which will lend itself to the development of SOP's for other areas of operation.

This training has been applied for 3.0 drinking water and wastewater contact hours.

 

Click here to register for the February 26 training       Click here to register for the March 12 training

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Tackling Private Property Pipe Issues

March 25 - Homewood Suites, Sheffield Village

April 2 - Sidney Police Department, Sidney

Before spending millions to increase the capacity of collection and treatment systems, join us to learn strategies to tackle what may be your utility’s largest course of inflow for sewers or unaccounted loss in water distribution systems!

This training has been approved for 5.0 drinking water and wastewater contact hours.

 

 

Click here to register for the March 25 training       Click here to register for the April 2 training

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Manganese Compliance Training

April 7 - Village of Paulding Water Treatment Plant , Paulding

This training will educate you on staying in compliance with your manganese monitoring. We will show you the need for how to implement manganese and iron process control at your water treatment facility.

Learn the "why and how" of sampling, the impact of manganese and iron in the distribution system and the impact on compliance.

Activities will include a plant tour with the collecting and evaluating of a process control sample.

This training has been approved for 4.0 drinking water contact hours.

Click here to register for the April 7 training

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Shared Services & Regional Solutions

April 28 - Red Maple Inn, Burton

The increasing cost of capital improvement projects and operations along with excess capacity is driving more communities 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. We will also address how to anticipate and overcome hurdles, develop fair contracts, and how to be a good partner in sharing, providing or receiving services across boundaries.

This training has been approved for 4.0 drinking water and wastewater contact hours.

Click here to register for the April 28 training

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Utility Management for Local Officials

May 28, 2020 - Putnam County District Library, Ottawa

This foundational class introduces oversight board and council members to the basics of operating and maintaining a utility system, ensuring public health and compliance and long-term sustainability.

The roles of the Primacy Agency, operators, system managers and owners are explained.

Organized into 3 sections, this class will cover Technical, Managerial and Financial Capacity.

This training has been approved for 5.0 drinking water and wastewater contact hours.

Click here to register for the May 28 training

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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!

 

Basics of Budgeting for Water Utilities - January 22, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

During this one hour course, you will learn how to analyze existing rates and how to forecast and budget for upcoming rate adjustments.  The primary focus will be on ensuring your rate is generating enough revenue to incorporate a full cost recovery method of rate adjustment utilizing the Asset Management concept.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for drinking water.

Please join us at least 5 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef04573a2f3921ed0e4add3c62b2f69a0

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to receive credit for attending the webinars, you MUST have the webinar as your active screen.  Minimizing the screen will reduce your participation attention and could prevent you from receiving a completion certificate.

 

 

Financial Implementation of an Asset Management Plan - 3 part Series

Mechanics of Financing Asset Management - January 24, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar will give you an overview of required financial components of asset management including level of service metrics, basic financial analysis and budgeting including reserve funds.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for drinking water and wastewater.

Please join us at least 5 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=e144b7aa3be9ab412b1ab5e482c6506b4 

 

Maintenance & Improvement Planning - January 31, 2020 - 10:00 am-11:00 am

This webinar focuses on preventive and predictive maintenance and how to incorporate them into your capital improvement plan.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for drinking water and wastewater.

Please join us at least 5 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=edfb795658bb547e92e330aa2f3a9da80 

 

Rate Payor Rapport - February 7, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar focuses on building support for your budget and rate increases, tracking progress and making annual updates as needed.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hours for drinking water and wastewater.

Please join us at least 5 minutes before the event.

Click here to register for this Webinar or follow the link: https://glcap-ohiorcap.webex.com/glcap-ohiorcap/onstage/g.php?MTID=efe79139488aee9823de6c09ed460b6ed 

 

 

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.

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.