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The pipe trench, which provided water to stamp mills, washers and tin smelteries in Ehrenfriedersdorf, was constructed in the second half of the 14th century. This makes it one of the oldest manmade ditches in the Erzgebirge mining region. In the 19th century, it provided water for the local textile industry. The pipe trench provided water for tin processing until the cessation of mining in Ehrenfriedersdorf in 1990, making it one of Germany’s oldest manmade ditches still in operation. The pipe trench underwent repairs between 1999 and 2002.