In the Municipal Water Use Database, this refers to water used by industries connected to municipal water supplies. However, many industries have their own water supply system and are not included in this database.
Water used for industrial purposes such as fabrication, processing, washing, and cooling, and includes such industries as steel, chemical and allied products, paper and allied products, mining, and petroleum refining as classified by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) or North American Industrial Classification (NAIC) codes.
water used for fabrication, processing, washing, and cooling, and includes such industries as chemical and allied products, food, mining, paper and allied products, petroleum refining, and steel. Term used in previous water-use Circulars to describe the combined public-supply deliveries to industrial users and self-supplied industrial withdrawals. For 2000, industrial water use refers only to self-supplied industrial withdrawals. See also cooling system, cooling-system type, mining water use, public-supply deliveries, public-supply water use, self-supplied water use, and thermoelectric-power water use.