Itanagar: The residents of century–old Pasighat Township and its adjoining areas in East Siang district have been facing severe water crisis for the last few months. Reportedly, the water problem has worsened this year making life miserable for the residents.

The Public Health Engineering (PHE) officials of Pasighat division have come under public criticism as the department has miserably failed to mitigate the water crisis. Shortage of water is compelling the residents to buy packaged water for consumption and other household purposes. Few of them are managing drinking water with the help of Thellawalas every morning.