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“Local officials managing the impact of water contaminated with PFAS called on legislators studying the issue to consider creating more unified approaches, increase funding for municipalities, and roll out more public education programs to inform residents of potentially harmful health impacts.

Town administrators, public works employees, and water management officials spoke to the Legislature’s PFAS Interagency Task Force Tuesday morning and largely told state lawmakers that more help is needed in cities and towns to prevent and manage the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl contamination in water.

‘We’re frontline in combating this,’ said Barnstable Town Administrator Mark Ellis. ‘So working with us to manage it is critical. We’re not the producers of these, for the most part,’ he said. ‘We are trying to manage them because they’ve been allowed, they’ve been commercialized, and allowed to come into our environment and on Cape Cod.'”…