CIPP Used to Rehab Sewer Line in Gautier, Miss.

A 387-foot section of Gautier’s main sewer artery received what amounts to a plastic stent Thursday.

A cured-in-place pipe liner was installed in the 30-inch sewer line on Old Spanish Trail used by most of the city, said Jere Shuster, manager of the water and sewer department.

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“The only thing that doesn’t come through here is Dolphin,” said Shuster. “I would say half of Gautier comes through here.”

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Photo by Harlan Kirgan/Press-Register

As a sock-like resin and fiber material moves through a 30-inch sewer main in Gautier on Thursday, J.B. Conant of Suncoast Infrastructure, right and water and sewer foreman Charlie Rouse, left, take a photos. City Manager Sidney Runnels, center, watches.The white material can be seen in the hole through a section of the pipe that had collapsed.

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The sock-like felt-and-resin material entered the sewer line at the north end of Bemis Avenue, a street often plagued with sewer overflows.

“This is the beginning,” he said. “This is not going to solve it, but this is the beginning of hopefully the fix,” he said.

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J.B. Conant of Suncoast Infrastructure, a Florence company, said a video of the sewer line showed it choked with sand and debris. A section near Bemis Avenue had collapsed.

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