LaVere B. Merritt, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, has many years of experience in analysis and design of sanitary sewer systems. He has authored many articles, papers and book chapters on sewer design. Dr. Merritt was the lead author for the hydraulics chapter (Ch 5) for ASCEWEF Manual: Gravity Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction (2nd Edition, 2007). He is currently chair of the ASCE-EWRI Tractive Force Implementation committee.
He is a Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University, where he taught for over 40 years and was Department Chair for 6 years. LaVere has served in numerous professional society positions including ASCE and WEF Board of Directors.