Water utility professionals have a new tool to help explain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to general audiences. The newly-released “ AWWA Briefing on PFAS ” provides an overview of public and regulatory concerns regarding the health and environmental impacts of PFAS. It is designed to explain PFAS in a simple way to consumers, public officials, media and other public audiences. The 16-page brief, which is free to download in a PDF format, also includes information about PFAS sources, removal and treatment options, cost estimates and AWWA’s guiding principles regarding potential PFAS regulation. The report is available on AWWA’s online PFAS Resource page , along with related fact sheets, an infographic of how PFAS cycle through the environment, AWWA testimony to U.S. Congress regarding PFAS, and other resources. Questions can be directed to Greg Kail , AWWA’s director of communications, and Steve Via , AWWA’s federal relations director.