A local contractor from Haliburton County is being fined because sediment from roadwork ended up in Miskwabi Lake.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says the man was repairing a driveway leading to a cottage, but didn’t take the right control measurements.

The MNRF says he is facing a $2,500 fine. He has pleaded guilty.

Officials say if any sediment is left on sites, it’s the landowners and contractors responsibility to deal with the consequences.

(With files from Andreas Pandikiu)