As in the 18th century, the mechanical equipment at Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg is still powered by water from the Schlossbach stream. Via a belt system spanning the grounds, the water drives, among other things, the mills, the stirring vat and the potter's wheels in the turning shop. The advantage of this drive is that it is easy to meter and maintain. A switch to modern technology would be a break with the authenticity of the manufactory. The retention of water power is therefore a conscious commitment to quality and tradition.