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Run a heat trace line along pipe and insulate to limit freezing. You can check a plumbing or electricial supplier for these supplies. You will need to tell them type of piping material for the right application for your water piping.
Also get some insulation used in unheated areas for more protection.

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It is a cable of a specific length you must specify which plugs into 120V, often has a build in thermostat (recommended) and heats up. Randydm12 has given good advice.

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