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The fourth annual Heroes Run is scheduled for this weekend in Annapolis.
They stood in 3-feet of water, 20 feet underground for hours trying to close an enormous, corroded valve, which was the key to keep water flowing to more than 100,000 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers. Their herculean effort averted a major water outage during a summer heatwave.
The bad news is that moments of crisis and danger inevitably come. The good news is that people like the five individuals Montgomery County has honored as "Everyday Heroes" are willing to jump in to save lives.