The cause of green water near Furness Abbey has been a great source of mystery as multiple public bodies were unable to identify who exactly was responsible.

The green liquid was spotted over the weekend next to the historic site and there are still questions as to how it came to be.

United Utilities have said that it is nothing to do with any work they are currently doing but suggested that it was most likely to be dye used to track water to ensure it is being drained into the right place.

A spokeswoman for United Utilities said: "The dye can be bought by anyone and is normally used to track a drain so it could be a local landowner or council looking for a water route.

"We do not have any more information on this other than it is definitely nothing related to any sewer in the area that we deal with."

COLOUR: Green water near Furness Abbey

COLOUR: Green water near Furness Abbey

Both Barrow Borough Council and Cumbria County Council stated that this had nothing to do with any of their works either; however, a county council spokesman for highways thought it may have been associated with testing the drains at the new Abbey Heights development being done by Oakmere Homes on Dalton Lane nearby.

A spokeswoman from Oakmere Homes got back to The Mail stating there were no planned works using dyes at their site and that it had nothing to do with them either.

The Environment Agency stated that they had had no reports of this issue and urged anyone who sees things like this to report it to them straight away.

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: "Reports of environmental incidents such as this should be reported to the Environment Agency via our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 so then we can investigate."

All bodies wanted to ensure members of the public that this is not harmful material and that it would not be used in drinking water.