We know water is scarce this year and there is a hosepipe ban in this area. For health and safety reasons cricket clubs have an exemption from this ban. A cracked, uneven playing surface is highly dangerous for the players and for this reason we are permitted to keep the square watered to ensure that we can continue to fulfill our playing commitments in a safe manner. We can assure you that we are taking care to do this responsibly and keeping it to a minimum.
Please see section 3.9 of the attached document from Thames Water for more information