to determine the source. This can involve addressing the issue with the party responsible for the pollution. Bolger and his staff also take steps to educate the responsible party on the harmful effects that pollutants have on waterways. Industrial wastes. Factories and industries often use water to wash away their wastes. Fruit and fish processing plants or canneries, sugar refineries, slaughterhouses, coconut oil or oil palm treatment plants, and breweries, among others, produce waste water with lots of organic material from the plants or animals that are processed.