Anybody here up on a way to NOT bury water pipes and keep them from freezing in the frozen north? Herself finally has asked that water be run to the house; I would certainly like to have running water in the barn. She's only 50 and it's not too far to the well, but something about -45 winters and fetching water has got her thinking. I can understand having water in the barn for the livestock, but runing water to the house? ..., She's gone soft. I've heard folks say that their pipes have frozen as much as nine feet down around here in winters when there wasn't much snow. I don't mind digging down that far but I do mind the mess it will make of the yard and the idea that it may not help anyway. I know that there are folks who live in areas with permafrost; how do they deal with the problem of keeping water pipes from freezing?