The Wisconsin River bisects the City of Wisconsin Rapids, with the City’s wastewater treatment plant on the east side and a dated pumping station on the west side. The west side pumping station receives flows from industrial customers, including Ocean Spray and Advanced Disposal, and with future planning maps showing significant industrial growth, improvements were required to avoid a potential major environmental incident. The City hired us to complete a facility plan to assess the existing facilities, project current and future wastewater flows, and prepare alternatives for the rehabilitation/replacement of the station and force main. Using horizontal directional drilling, a high-density polyethylene pipe was placed in the granite rock in the riverbed, crossing the Wisconsin River and connecting to the force main on the other side. The project was completed successfully, with minimal impact to the environment and community. The American Public Works Association has recognized the Wisconsin Rapids West Side Pumping Station Force Main project as National Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities and Rural Communities (population of 75,000 or less).