Artisans with their work


Our focus has been to promote the use of small scale hydropower here in Bolivia. This was to include expanding our demonstration site and giving classes locally. More specifically it was to design and test a small turbine suitable for directly driving machines with waterpower. The resulting turbine we call the Campo Nuevo Watermotor. To the best of our knowledge it is the only turbine incorporating an on/off switch for power control. This one feature makes it suitable for driving machines directly.

The Watermotor model 150 with standard high-silica  cast aluminum turgo runner or optional bronze runner.
Artesania Sorata provides work for families with low incomes in both rural and urban Bolivia. The income generated enables the artisans to provide a higher standard of living for their families. The nutritional and educational opportunities for their children are improved, indeed many have now graduated from university.

An optional on/off power control switch is available for the Watermotor model 150. This patented device allows the Watermotor to be safely used to directly drive machines normally powered by electric motors.
Over the years Artesania Sorata has supported adult literacy and health programs, creativity workshops in state childrenīs homes and a childrenīs hearing program. We believe in the right for all to live a healthy life with a positive outlook for the future.

For more information contact Ron Davis or Diane Bellomy at:
Campo Nuevo
Casilla 4365, La Paz, Bolivia.
Telephone: (591-2) 2485022 or (591-2)24920208
Mobile: (591-2) 71527700

If you would like to learn more about the Watermotor you can visit the web-site or visit Watermotor on Facebook
See the Watermotor in action on Youtube at watermotorburtine
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