Company Origins

Balance was started in Sydney by Peter Maher and Martin Chalk. After being introduced to the naturopathic category of Flower Essences they realized they could produce a functional wellness beverage that was non-flavored. They did this by combining Peter’s extensive beverage experience and Martin’s biochemistry experience.

Balance started with very humble origins and is now sold in Australia, Asia, America and Europe and operates offices in New York, Sydney and Cologne. Balance is deeply committed to the environment, natural products and improving peoples well being.

Martin Chalk

Martin Chalk

Martin graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Immunology and worked for several years in Clinical Pathology and Medical Research. He then ventured to Europe and worked in the computer software industry before moving to the States. It was in Boston that Martin co-founded an image enabling software company and this began a string of successful software startups during the heady days of the late nineties. After a stint in Paris at a computational linguistics firm, Martin returned to Sydney. Martin now lives in NYC which he very much enjoys as long as he can get to an Australian beach every now and then.

Peter Maher

Peter Maher

Peter has been in the beverage industry for most of his career, living and working throughout Asia, Europe and the US. He holds a degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Peter now lives in Sydney and has a family with 3 teenagers - so needs all the balance he can get.

Privacy Policy

At Balance Water your privacy is important. We do not give out information about our customers to third parties.

Your personal details are protected by your user name and password with your data stored on our secure servers. To ensure your ongoing privacy we recommend you change your password from time to time.

Personal Information

We recognize that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your Personal Information. Our policy for dealing with any Personal Information that you might disclose to us while visiting this Web Site is explained below.

You can generally visit this Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing other Personal Information and we will not collect any Personal Information about you except when you knowingly provide it.

The amount of information we collect about you depends on how you use our web site and whether you elect to give us any information about yourself by becoming a registered customer on our web site. This is required to use the request a quote, my short list and our email newsletters purposes only.

Balance Water may use your personal information to:

1. Send you direct marketing material by email or post; and

2. Compile a consumer profile about you to enable Balance Water to better serve you. If you visit this Web Site to read or download information we record your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit and the information downloaded.

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information, which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Your information is stored in secure servers that are protected in secure facilities. However, we are not responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your Personal Information.


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Upon closing your browser the session cookie set by this web site is destroyed and no personal information is maintained which might identify you should you visit our web site at a later date.

Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.

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Through the use of the cookie Balance Water is able to:

1. Recognise your browser each time it visits our site; and

2. Track which pages you visit whilst at our site.

3. Identify the site you were referred from.

These permanent cookies are also used for features in our affiliate marketing program to track sites that have referred you to us an assist in calculating commissions. For more information on this please read the affiliate marketing section of our web site. Under the Privacy Act (1988) Balance Water is obliged to provide Personal Information of an individual which has been collected, used or disclosed since 21 December 2001. If you have any queries, problems or complaints relating to your privacy or would like to access your personal information held by Balance Water please contact or (+612) 9699 3599.