In many gas wells, the water that enters the well bore contains various amounts of salts (sodium chloride and other salts) dissolved in the water. Often, the fluid moves up the casing and tubing. These dissolved salts will precipitate out and reduce the opening in the pipe and in some instances totally plug the pipe. There are various treatments for this condition such as dumping fresh water into the wells or going in with tools to clear this problem. The Salt Sticks helps keep the salt in solution by a salt chelating reaction and helps prevent this buildup from occurring or greatly reducing the situation.