Education & Training- Community Resources

RCAP Solutions assists communities to build, upgrade, manage, operate, or finance drinking water, wastewater and solid waste systems.  RCAP Solutions helps communities access millions of dollars in grants and loans and has trained thousands of water and wastewater professionals, board members, associations and private businesses through customized on-site workshops.

We offer training and technical assistance in the following areas:

Asset Management Training Introductory and Advanced (More information on Asset Management can be found on EPA’s website, here.)


Board Training and Board Development in areas of rate setting, financial management and  effective small system management.


Click here to link to our Community Resources Publications page, offering many helpful guides and resources for small communities.


Drinking Water Compliance Training for Public Water Systems in Central Massachusetts

Click here to link to link to our Compliance Guide Presentation for Commercial Realtors, Owners, Planners, Lenders, Attorneys & Investors.

This presentation is available for small groups, please contact us (information below) for more information.

Continuing Education Materials and courses for Operators and Managers on topics ranging from math and chemistry to wastewater sampling and preservation to Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and wastewater maintenance.

Safety and Security including Vulnerability Assessment and Emergency Response Planning.

Systems Operation including GIS (Geographic Information System) Mapping and Energy Audits

Principles of Effective Utility Management

Decentralized Wastewater – Technology and Management Options

Septic System Basics for Homeowners, Community Leaders, Planners and Realtors

For additional resources visit and check the Publications & Resources Library for a variety of resources in different forms – print, electronic and video.

RCAP Solutions trainers have demonstrated expertise and qualifications to help small and midsize communities plan, finance, construct, upgrade, manage, and operate safe and sanitary drinking water, wastewater systems and solid waste systems.

RCAP Solutions five core competencies are:

  • Capacity Building
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training
  • Project Advocacy
  • Training Resource Development

For a list of upcoming events throughout our Northeast region, please visit our Community Resources Calendar by clicking here

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has launched the Managerial and Financial Hub on its website! The M&F Hub contains a collection of good resources related to various drinking water M&F topics from RCAP, from the regions, and from other organizations. The M&F Hub is a deliverable for RCAP’s EPA NPA 2 grant this year.

Access the M&F Hub here


RCAP presentations are popular with code enforcement officials, engineering professionals, operators and managers, watershed and homeowners associations.  Our presentations are well received in school classrooms as well, since RCAP promotes sustainable wastewater, solid waste, and drinking water practices.

RCAP staff possess higher education degrees in a variety of  fields including engineering, water resources and planning, hydrogeology and  geology, chemistry and solid waste.  RCAP staff retain professional certifications and licenses and offer many years of field-based knowledge that supports our training.  Our workshop costs are often covered through state and federal contracts, or are available for reasonable fees assessed to cover registration and materials.

RCAP Solutions offers partnership and sponsorship opportunities that can promote your organization. We can also offer web-based and subscription-based presentations.