Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
Sally, you look concerned.
Well, my tap just started to leak and as much as I try to tighten the tap, it's not stopping.
I do hate wasting water.
I want to stop the leak.
Oh, it's only a small amount, it doesn't matter.
Well, you're right.
One drip doesn't matter but many, many drips can end up being a lot of water.
Would you like a glass of water?
Oh, yes please.
Get the glass.
Now, put your glass under the tap and leave it there and we can let the drips fill it.
That won't happen Sally.
Well, just leave it down there and let's see what happens.
OK, you leave it there, and let's go for a walk and then when we come back, we will check and see what's happened.
Oh, what a lovely walk through the garden.
Did you see how well the vegetables and plants have grown?
Sally, I didn't see you duck back inside while we were out.
That was quick.
I didn't go anywhere without you.
I was with you the whole time.
Well, how did this get full?
The drip kept dripping, and that's why it's full.
I wonder what would happen if we left it there all day!
It would fill right to the top!
What if we left it for a week?
Well, it's a good idea to do experiments but I do have a problem.
What's the problem?
To investigate that water, I'd have to pay for it.
It's not free.
And we would just be wasting all that water and I'd have to pay a lot of money for that.
I'm so sorry, I've been wasting water!
I'm so wasteful!
Well, yesterday, I watered the garden and I had a shower, and wasted all that water.
You've been using the water.
It's just different when you've got a leaky tap and it goes straight down the drain.
That's a waste of water.
I do hate waste.
We need to stop this leak.
Oh, I can do that.
I'm very strong.
Look, I have tried Possum, and it's still running.
Well, you're not as strong as me, though, are you Sally?
Now, watch me.
I can't do it.
It doesn't matter how strong you are and how hard you turn the tap, that's not going to help because the problem is inside the tap.
We need to get someone to come in and fix it.
Oh, we could get Amanda to come over.
Well, Amanda's great with things made of wood.
I'm not sure she'd know how to fix a tap or pipes.
We'd need to call a plumber for that.
Actually, Skip has got all sorts of different tools.
He may be able to come over and fix the tap and stop the leak.
Oh really, because I do hate wasting water.
I hate wasting things in general, really.
I'd rather reuse things.
Things like what, Sally?
Well, I don't like just throwing things in the bin.
I know, why don't we watch some children using different types of scraps to make a collage?
Oh, that was great!
They looked so good.
What beautiful collages they made.
Can I make one?
Yes, of course you can make one but first I think we should get Skip to come over and fix the tap, ok?
Can you go and get him?
Ha ha ha.
Oh, that's my tree.
Oh, hello Possum.
Come on in.
Have a look at what I'm drawing here.
Is it a rocket?
No, it's not a rocket Possum.
Have a look.
These are scrap pieces of things I have.
I don't like throwing things in the rubbish.
I thought I'd make something out of them.
Ah, perhaps a…a marble run or even a…or a coin run.
Ooh, it's hard to decide.
That reminds me of the time I was sailing round the coast of New Zealand and we didn't know whether we'd go round to the north or the south.
Oh, anyway, can I help you Possum?
Well, Sally's kitchen tap is leaking, Sally went to tighten it, but it's still leaking.
I'm nice and strong and I thought I could tighten it but it's still leaking.
So, Sally asked me, "go get Skip because he'll be able to tighten it."
What now Possum, you are strong?
You don't need to be strong to turn a tap off.
You can do it gently.
The problem will be inside the tap.
A thing called a washer.
It might have cracked from tightening the tap too much and that's why it's leaking.
The more cracked it gets, the more it will leak.
Oh, I get it!
Let me think what tools I'll need.
Now, we'll pack what we need in here.
Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, and just in case.
I might need these.
Big and small.
Now, have a look in here.
Yeah, I might need that.
Ah, remember what I explained to you about a washer?
Well, that's what it is.
Ah, we'll need that.
I'll carry it.
Let's go Skip.
Come on Skip.
Sally, we're here to fix your leaky tap.
Oh, that's great, thank you!
Is there anything you need to fill up with water, because I'll be turning the mains off.
Oh, no, I've already filled up my kettle.
I can't think of anything else.
Oh, this is very important.
Ah, and that one.
Oh, no, too big.
Ah, yep, that one.
Well, I've turned the mains back on.
We should see if it's fixed.
Oh, great, there's no more leak.
Well done Skip.
You fixed it.
No more leak.
Thank you so much.
Right, that's great.
You're welcome, you're welcome.
I really do hate wasting water or anything, for that matter.
If you have a leaky tap, you can waste a lot of water down the drain.
Yes, that's right.
Would you like a cup of tea Skip?
We've worked so hard, my workmate and I, it reminds me of a time when we sprung a leak while we were sailing round Cape Horn.
Full sail, all hands on deck.
So Sally, can we make a collage now?
Out of all the scraps you've saved?
Can we do that?
You're collecting things to make some scrap art?
Sally, can I get the craft box?
Oh yes, off you go.
Oh, there's some good stuff there and I have something else to give you now.
Good, good, good.
Well, I have to go, though.
There's someone waiting for me.
I fixed her clock and she's here to pick it up.
Oh, alright then. Bye.
Oh, thank you, Possum.
In there, and that one, close it up.
There you go.
These are all things that I could have thrown in the rubbish bin but I have kept them because scraps like these are very good for making lovely collages.
What would you like to make Possum?
Oh, well, I love it when I'm sitting in my tree.
I can see the beautiful blue sky, and the clouds through the branches, I can see the sun and all the pretty beetles in my tree.
It's so beautiful.
Can I make a collage like that?
Yes, of course you can.
What do we need?
First, we need the sky.
OK, so we need all the blue pieces.
What about clouds?
This looks like clouds.
We could use this.
Oh, and the sun?
Oh, yes, good point.
We could use this!
Oh, yeah, that'll work.
What about the branches?
Oh, yes, the branches.
Oh, that's cute.
It's a little bug with antennas.
Look! Look at these!
Oh, isn't this lovely?
Instead of wasting bits of scrap and throwing them in the bin, we can make beautiful art from it.
Remember the washers that Skip gave you?
Here they are.
That's them, isn't it?
Did you enjoy that Possum?
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Oh, I like this!
It is only a little bit of water dripping from the tap, but what happens when it keeps going drip, drip, drip? Possum and Skip to the rescue.