Pollution of drinking water from industrial waste is an outcome of different kinds of industrial processes and disposal practices. Factories, corporations and manufactories which use large amount of water in process have their own potential way to pollute waterways. The most populate way is throwing waste into streams and rivers, or by run-off and seepage of stored wastes into nearby water sources. And another populate way to destroy clean drinking water sources is injection or improper disposal which seep deep to in surface impoundments.

the chemical industry much use deep well injection. These wells range from 1000 to 9000 feet deep and are used for storage and disposal of wastes. Injection of highly toxic waste into aquifers or leakage of contaminants form confined areas cause water contamination.

Surface impoundments and evaporation ponds are the main cause of groundwater’s contamination if they are not lined and seepage occurs. They are located near industrial sites and are used for settlement of suspended solids, removal of excess water by evaporation and biological treatment of waste. Leftover residues are shipped to landfills or applied to land as fill if it meets certain non-hazardous criteria. Some wastes are recycled such as silica(sand) and metals. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act sets time limits for on-site storage of disposed wastes. This is done to prevent ground water contamination and as an incentive to recycle or dispose of wastes in a timely manner

Industrial pollution consists from two substances: both organic and inorganic. Organic wastes include pesticide, solvents and cleaning fluids, dissolved residue from fruit and vegetables, and lignin from pulp and paper to name a few. Effluents also can be inorganic wastes. For example, brine salts and metals. The Clean Water Act has standards for the permitted some limited amount of contaminants into waterways. This is an incentive for industry to pre-treat their water by neutralizing the chemically active components, recycling, dilution or extraction and collection for proper disposal.