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Instructor-Led Webinars

Webinars

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 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.

 

Upcoming Webinars

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.  To download the desktop app, go to: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html.

 


 

101 Utility Management for Governing Boards - Part 1

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September 8, 2021: 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Utility Management for Governing Boards – 101 covers the basic information needed for village elected officials, administrative, and technical staff to make informed decisions regarding the managerial, technical, and financial operations of their water and wastewater utility system. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define managerial capability, define management’s legal responsibilities, define legislative requirements, identify administrative duties, identify key plans and documents, and maintain managerial capability within their utility system.

This course will be applied for 2.5 drinking water and wastewater "X" contact hours.

 

101 Utility Management for Governing Boards - Part 2

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September 16, 2021: 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

This course features an online pre- and post-test containing 10 questions focusing on the content delivered throughout the course. The pre- and post-test contain the exact same questions that will measure the participants’ knowledge prior to attending and the knowledge gained throughout the course. Each unit within the course features various forms of participant activities that “test” knowledge of basic concepts in three major areas: Managerial, Technical, and Financial.

This course will be applied for 2.5 drinking water and wastewater "X" contact hours.

 

 

Basics of Budgeting for Water Utilities

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September 9, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The one hour course will go over how to analyze existing rates, and how to forecast and budget for upcoming rate adjustments. The course focuses primarily on ensuring that your rate is generating enough revenue to incorporate a full cost recovery method of rate adjustment utilizing the Asset Management Concept.

This course has been approved for 1.0 drinking water "X" contact hours.

 

Basics of Rate Setting

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September 14, 2021: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This webinar provides 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 course has been approved for 1.5 drinking water and wastewater "X" contact hours.

 

 

Writing and Implementing SOPs for Distribution

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September 30, 2021: 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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 course has been approved for 2.5 drinking water "OM" contact hours.

 

 

Operations Dashboard and GIS Field Apps for Asset Management

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October 21, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Attendees will learn how GIS Dashboards enhance a utilities' ability to track, monitor and plan for asset management preventive maintenance activities.

The training includes a live demo of dashboards designed to help with valve exercising, hydrant flushing, inspection activities and water breaks.  GIS data will be entered as if in the field, and tools for reporting on data will be shown as well. 

This course has been approved for 1.0 drinking water and wastewater "OM" contact hours.

The production of this on-line training was supported by Grant# 90EF0084-01-00 from HHS-ACF. Its content are solely the responsibility of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACF.

 

Drones Applications for Water & Sewer Condition Assessment

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October 28, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 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.

This course has been approved for 1.0 drinking water and wastewater "OM" contact hours.

The production of this on-line training was supported by Grant# 90EF0084-01-00 from HHS-ACF. Its content are solely the responsibility of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACF.

 

 

201 Financial Management for Governing Boards - Part 1

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October 26, 2021: 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

RCAP staff will introduce financial management best practices for water and sewer specific to planning, budgeting, accounting, customer outreach, and the importance of good reporting and record keeping. Participants will learn to build a mission along with incorporating system goals to steer policy and financial decision-making. Participants will learn the importance of maintaining good financial records. Lastly, this course will address how asset management planning informs budgeting, which in turn provides the revenue target for rate setting.

This course will be applied for 2.5 drinking water and wastewater "X" contact hours.

 

201 Financial Management for Governing Boards - Part 2

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November 2, 2021: 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

RCAP staff will introduce financial management best practices for water and sewer specific to planning, budgeting, accounting, customer outreach, and the importance of good reporting and record keeping. Participants will learn to build a mission along with incorporating system goals to steer policy and financial decision-making. Participants will learn the importance of maintaining good financial records. Lastly, this course will address how asset management planning informs budgeting, which in turn provides the revenue target for rate setting.

This course will be applied for 2.5 drinking water and wastewater "X" contact hours.

 

 

Water Audits - Preparation & Data Gathering

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November 10, 2021: 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Where is the water going?

Has your system experienced areas where water loss is a big factor? This course will address the first step in the water audit process of taking available production, usage and other data from your basic system reports from the data to analyze potential areas of water loss or leakage. 

This course will be applied for 2.0 drinking water "OM" contact hours.

This training was funded and/or carried out as part of the EPA/RCAP Training/Technical Assistance for Small Public Water Systems to Achieve and Maintain Compliance.