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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Homestead Public Services Payment Drop Box Location Update

Customer Service Drop Box Location Update

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service Drop Box located at 711 NE 1st Road closed.  Customers can continue to drop off payments at the Drop Boxes located at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030....

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

HPS Sanitation Recycling Pickups Delayed 06.29.2018

HPS Solid Waste Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups for recycling.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in recycling that has not been picked up.  Staff will ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Inside Homestead June 2018

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Catch up on major developments in Downtown Homestead, hurricane preparedness, mosquito control, and our annual Independence Day bash.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

HPS Sanitation Recycling Pickups Delayed 06.22.2018

HPS Solid Waste Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups for recycling.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in recycling that has not been picked up.  Staff will ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen for ‘Answering the Call Every Time’

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen

At the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the hard work and dedication that the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy linemen put into their work serving the Homestead community last year, particularly following Hurricane Irma...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

HPS Sanitation Recycling Pickups Delayed 06.15.2018

Recycling  Bin

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups for recycling.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in recycling that has not been picked up.  Staff will ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 13, 2018

HPS Sanitation Commercial Pickups Delayed 06.13.2018

HPS Solid Waste Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups for commercial customers.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staf...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 11, 2018

HPS Sanitation Commercial & Residential Pickups Delayed 06.11.2018

HPS Sanitation

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups for commercial and residential customers.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 5, 2018

HPS Sanitation Bulk Waste Pickup Delayed 06.05.2018

HPS Sanitation Staff Member

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in bulk waste pickups. HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up. Staff will be working additional hours to ensure a...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Homestead Public Services Updating Payment Drop Box Locations

Customer Service Drop Box Location Update

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service Drop Box located at 711 NE 1st Road will be closed.  Customers can continue to drop off payments at the Drop Boxes located at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, F...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 4, 2018

HPS Sanitation Bulk Waste & Commercial Pickups Delayed 06.04.2018

HPS Sanitation Reminder

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in bulk waste and commercial pickups. HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up. Staff will be working additional ho...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 1, 2018

HPS Energy Participating in One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Nation

HPS Energy Announces Solar Project Participation

Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS Energy) announced its participation in the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable HPS-Energy to provide renewable energy to its customers in the most cost-effective way. D...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 1, 2018

HPS Sanitation Bulk Waste Pickup Delayed 06.01.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in bulk waste pickups. HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up. Staff will be working additional hours to ensure a...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: May 30, 2018

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 05.3.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups. HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up. Staff will be working additional hours to ensure ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 27, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.27.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.20.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 19, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.19.2018

HPS Sanitation Staff Member

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 16, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.16.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 13, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.13.2018

HPS Sanitation Reminder

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 13, 2018

HPS Online Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Bill Pay

HPS Online Bill Pay will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday, April 13th at 5PM and ending Sunday, April 15th at 5PM. During this time customers may not be able to access current account balances. 

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Online Bill Pay HPS Customer Service
Posted on: April 12, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.12.2018

HPS Sanitation Truck

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 5, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed

HPS Sanitation Reminder

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 19, 2018

HPS Energy Receives FMEA “Restoring Communities Award”

HPS Energy Line Crew

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received a “Restoring Communities Award” from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) in recognition of its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities, as well as parts of the U.S. V...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Inside Homestead March 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on what's happening in Homestead with the latest edition of Inside Homestead News.  Today we’re talking about statewide recognition, trips on the trolley and visiting your City parks!

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

HPS Energy Recognized for Achievement in Utility Safety

HPS Energy Staff Pose

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received statewide recognition from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safety during the past year. This recognition reflects Homestead’s commitment to protecting worker...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Inside Homestead February 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on everything that happened in February with Inside Homestead News! In this episode we're talking about recycling, getting kids involved with city government, and some fabulous renovations.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Presidents' Day

Presidents Day 2018

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

HPS Customer Service
Posted on: February 9, 2018

HPS Solid Waste Pickups Behind Schedule February 9, 2018

HPS Sanitation Reminder

HPS Solid Waste pickups are currently running behind schedule, but will be completed today. If you have not yet received your scheduled pickup today please do not bring it inside.

HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 30, 2018

HPS to Offer Light Bulb Exchange and Conservation Demonstrations at the Homestead Eco Fair

Eco Fair 2018 News

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fourth annual Homestead Eco-Fair! 

The FREE event will take place on Sa...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

HPS Sanitation Pickups Delayed 04.05.2018

HPS Sanitation Staff Member

HPS Sanitation is currently experiencing a delay in solid waste pickups.  HPS Customers should continue following their normal solid waste schedule and should not bring in waste that has not been picked up.  Staff will be working additio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Inside Homestead January 2018

Inside Homestead

In this edition of Inside Homestead we’re talking about civil rights leaders, cowboys, and getting to know your South Florida National Parks! Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Homestead Launches New Website

Website Updates

The City of Homestead launched a new website at www.cityofhomestead.com.  The new site not only presents a complete new design that highlights the spirit of our community, but also offers residents, visitors, and businesses intuitive tools that w...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Holiday Hours & Closings

Holiday Hours 2017

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th and will reopen at normal business hours on December 27th.  The City's free Trolley service will not run on Monday, December 25th and will resu...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: November 21, 2017

HPS Energy Joins FMEA Hurricane Recovery Mission to U.S. Virgin Islands

HPS Energy Staff Pose

Homestead Public Services Energy crews are joining four other Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) utilities headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with power restoration efforts there following destructive Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

HPS crew...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed beginning Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 27, 2017.  The Trolley will not run on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will resume normal operatio...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 13, 2017.

HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Phone Scam (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL City Government Week 2017

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 23-29, 2017.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services to Launch Improved Online Bill Pay

HPS New Online Bill Pay

Homestead Public Services (HPS) is continuing to make life simpler for its customers with an improved online bill pay platform.  On Monday, October 23, 2017, HPS Customer Service will transition to a new online dashboard where customers can view ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Andrew and the Phoenix: 2017 Tribute to City Staff

Andrew and the Phoenix

The story of Homestead is one of resilience—like a Phoenix rising out of the ashes. 25 years ago Hurricane Andrew devastated our city, but the community came back to rebuild stronger than ever. However, when things were finally looking up, a second storm ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Online & Telephone Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Call Center

Homestead Public Services Online & Telephone Bill Pay will be unavailable due to system maintenance beginning Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12PM until Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10AM.  Customers with due dates during this time frame will not ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 4, 2017

City of Homestead Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Plan

Hurricane Irma Recovery

The City of Homestead continues to remove massive amounts of debris after Hurricane Irma’s winds left thousands of trees down on both public and private property.  The amount of debris the City is removing each day is equal to what the City typic...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Energy Achieved 100% Power Grid Restoration by Sunday Deadline

HPS Energy Staff Pose

HPS Energy successfully restored 100% of the electric power grid damaged by Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic winds by the Sunday, September 17th deadline.  At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power statewide, including all 24,000 HPS En...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to More Than 20,000 Homes & Businesses

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners have restored power to 82% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will ge...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Recovery Efforts Move Forward, 75% of Customers Restored

HPS Energy at Work

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, power has been restored to 75% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Reopen

City Logo

The Offices of the City of Homestead will reopen at normal business hours Friday, September 15, 2017.


HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Sanitation Reminds Customers to Use Approved Containers

HPS Sanitation Reminder

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, HPS Sanitation has resumed regular pickups and is undertaking a massive cleanup effort for its residents. To assist in this task, HPS Sanitation reminds customers to not leave trash outside dumpsters or approved containers. ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Continues Power Restoration

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, 14,745 homes and businesses (60%) have been restored to power since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from 18 additional out-of-state crews that ar...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Sanitation Resumes Regular Pickups

HPS Sanitation

Regular pickups for HPS Sanitation customers will resume Wednesday, September 13, 2017 as long as road conditions permit.  Please keep in mind Sanitation Trucks may not be able to service roads with extensive damage.

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Until Further Notice

City Logo

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed until further notice as we continue to concentrate efforts on cleanup after Hurricane Irma.

HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to 10,000 Homes, Estimates Power Restoration Timeline

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Good news! HPS Energy has already restored 10,000 homes and businesses (40%) since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from additional out-of-state crews.  Of Homestead customers serviced by FPL, 35% have had their powe...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Solid Waste Pickups Suspended Until Further Notice

HPS Sanitation

Due to the continued possibility of hazardous road conditions and the designation of the Miami-Dade County Landfill for debris removal only, HPS Sanitation will not be providing solid waste pick up including bulky waste and recycling pickups until further...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Urges Residents to be Cautious in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Although Hurricane Irma has passed and there is no longer danger associated with severe weather there are still significant safety risks to residents.  The City of Homestead urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines use caution in gener...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Offices Closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017

City Logo

The Offices of the City of Homestead will remain closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to facilitate recovery efforts related to Hurricane Irma.

HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Electric Service to 3,000 Households

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy Crews are getting geared up to get your power back! 3,000 households have been restored with electric service today. 21,000 households are currently without power. Until crews can complete a full damage assessment we will not be able to provide...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

24,000 HPS Energy Households Without Power Due to Hurricane Irma

HPS Energy

There are currently 24,000 households serviced by HPS Energy without power due to Hurricane Irma.  Extremely dangerous conditions posed by sustained tropical force winds make it unsafe for restoration crews to begin work at this time.  O...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Advises Residents of Gated Communities How to Report Damage

Hurricane Irma Updates

The City of Homestead has received many reports of damage such as fallen trees and blocked roadways throughout the City.  Crews have already cleared many of these hazards and will continue to do so until sustained Tropical Force Winds make it uns...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Power Restoration Plan for Hurricane Irma

HPS Energy

Using historical modeling and based upon the current forecast path and intensity, we anticipate that approximately 22,000 customers in Homestead could experience power outages due to this storm and may experience more than one outage throughout its durati...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Due to Dangerous Wind Conditions HPS Energy Crews Halt Power Restoration Efforts

HPS Energy

Due to high wind conditions HPS Energy crews will not be able to continue any power restoration efforts until Hurricane Irma has passed. Remember to always STAY AWAY from DOWNED POWER LINES and to report outages to www.cityofhomestead.com/outage or to 305...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 2, 2017

HPS Sanitation Pickups Stopped Due to Miami-Dade County Landfill Early Closure

HPS Sanitation

HPS Sanitation pickups have STOPPED due to the early closure of the Miami-Dade County Landfill. If you have placed waste out for pickup you are asked to bring it inside/secure it.

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Offices of the City of Homestead Closed Monday, September 9, 2017

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Due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, September 9, 2017.

Debido a los impactos esperados del huracán Irma, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Miami-Da...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 2, 2017

In Advance of Hurricane Irma, HPS Water will Shut Off Water Service to Mobile Home Parks

HPS Water

In order to ensure adequate system pressure for fire suppression during and after Hurricane Irma all water service to mobile home parks serviced by Homestead Public Services Water will discontinue at 6AM Saturday, September 9, 2017.  The parks ef...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Homestead Offices Closed for Hurricane Irma

City Logo

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Thursday, September 7, 2017 and Friday, September 8, 2017.  We will reopen at normal business hours Monday, September 11, 2017 if weather permits.

HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: September 29, 2017

HPS Sanitation Schedule for Hurricane Irma

HPS Sanitation

HPS Sanitation is currently following the normal solid waste pickup schedule.  There are no planned additional bulky waste pickups outside of the normal solid waste schedule.  Please DO NOT place items out for pickup if you do not have a...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Emergency Management Staff Monitoring Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Updates

City of Homestead's Emergency Management Staff is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service we have all our city departments and personnel engaged in basic preparation activities...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services Alerts Former Customers of Unclaimed Refunds

HPS Logo

The City of Homestead would like to alert former Homestead Public Services (HPS) customers to unclaimed refunds available through the State of Florida Division of Unclaimed Property at www.fltreasurehunt.org.  Some former customers have reported ...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Staff

Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an unexpired term as Vice Chairman in January 2014, and she ha...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

NOAA predicts the 2017 Hurricane Season will be "above average" with between 11 and 17 named storms and up to 4 of those storms having the possibility of becoming a major hurricane.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Energy Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

HPS RP3 2017

Homestead Public Services Energy (Homestead Energy) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Level designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director o...

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HPS Customer Service
Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Warns of Scams & Fraudulent Notices (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment in cash or by a p...

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