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Richland Utility Bills Going to Seattle

RICHLAND, Wash.- People in Richland are wondering why their utility bills are now going to an address in Seattle.

In the last two months, Richland utility bills have going to a billing company in Seattle.

Payments are still going to the city, but they're using a new lockbox service to process the payments.

That means, you send your bill to the Seattle company.

The city made the change to help save money.

"It gets the money in the bank much quicker, obviously.  And certainly with this improvement helps mitigate future rate considerations to our utilities," said Ron Musson, Richland's Director of Administrative Services. 

The change will save the city about $15,000 a year. 

They want people to know the money is still going to the city, it's just a way to speed up the billing process and save money.