Plug it up with a tampon. Seriously make a huge tampon, shove it in the pipe, remove the applicator, tampon expands in the well clogs it up, and problem solved. Plus the applicator keeps the tampon from absorbing the gulf water and expanding before its in the well, and the applicator would also provide protection from the ice crystals that form.
And make sure TAMPAX manufactures this enormous tampon, because they have those pearl tampons that "expand a full 360 degrees".
Just some food for thought.
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