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German to English translations [PRO] Science - Environment & Ecology / rental agreement
German term or phrase:abgestumpfte Streumittel
I'm stumped. Help appreciated.
Der Mieter verpflichtet sich, die Straßenreinigung und den Winterdienst entsprechend der Ortssatzung der Stadt Backnang zu übernehmen. Bei Glatteis oder Glatteisgefahr sind der Bürgersteig der X Straße, Zufahrt und Hof mit abstumpfenden Mittel zu bestreuen.
Sand and other abrasives improve vehicle traction on snow- and ice-covered roads. They can be used at all temperatures and are especially valuable when it is too cold for chemical de-icers to work. Sand is the most common abrasive, but slag, cinders, and bottom ash from power plants are also used. "
In the US, it is usually the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain his driveway and the sidewalk around him free of ice. I think they are referring to something similar.
Explanation: (salt-free) "abrasives" should work in that context.
The ice is "abgestumpft" with the use of "abrasives" instead of being melted by salt or other chemicals.
**Abrasives**, such as sand, cat litter and saw dust, are used to create traction on icy walkways when used alone or in combination with chemicals. http://www.mwmo.org/education.html
The maintenance crews will make every effort to open all state highways to traffic as soon as safely possible.
The application of **abrasives**, abrasives with melting agents, or the direct application of deicing or ant- icing agents
may be applied to roadways in controlled quantities as may be mandated by CDOT maintenance supervisors to conform with local environmental laws, guidelines, or recommendations. www.dot.state.co.us/Publications/PDFFiles/deicers.pdf
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