Residents are speaking out against a Safeway bottling plant in Merced that’s pumping groundwater from city wells to be bottled and sold. In this file photo, forklift driver Walter Fernandes is seen inside the Safeway plant in Merced.
Residents are speaking out against a Safeway bottling plant in Merced that’s pumping groundwater from city wells to be bottled and sold. In this file photo, forklift driver Walter Fernandes is seen inside the Safeway plant in Merced. Bart Ah You 031301 Modesto Bee file
Residents are speaking out against a Safeway bottling plant in Merced that’s pumping groundwater from city wells to be bottled and sold. In this file photo, forklift driver Walter Fernandes is seen inside the Safeway plant in Merced. Bart Ah You 031301 Modesto Bee file

Concerns grow over Safeway plant in Merced bottling and selling groundwater

April 16, 2015 7:04 PM