Improving water quality, and reducing heating and chemical treatment costs, earned Ken Santarossa some high praise this week from his co-workers. Santarossa, a Trades Supervisor with the city, came up with the idea of filling smaller pools at the Eastlink Centre with water from the 50 metre pool. The money saving and environmentally friendly idea was recognized by the city as the best workplace innovation of the year among their staff. Other ideas singled out were using driveway paint to remove graffiti from the Muskoseepi Park trails, and the development of a wireless system to lock internal and external doors at the Eastlink Centre in the event of a facility lock down. The innovation recognition event was an item in council’s strategic business plan.