The City of Evanston needed to build a new 5-million-gallon reservoir tank at the clearwell drinking water facility to support an expanding population. High attention to detail was required to construct the 265’ x 145’ tank, 25’ below grade, positioned directly between Lake Michigan and a large student dorm. The project featured a complex 5 phase earth retention system. The project was completed ahead of schedule with both stakeholders pleased with the execution and results while navigating 9 project stoppages for university events because the project was located on Northwestern University property. Northwestern even brought their construction and engineering students to tour the jobsite multiple times.