A far north Queensland mayor says the region of Douglas Shire is open and ready for visitors following ex-tropical cyclone Jasper.
The shire, which is north of Cairns, encompasses Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and the Daintree.
Clean-up work in the region is continuing after major flooding in the wake of ex-tropical cyclone Jasper.
"There's a lot of work yet to be done but we're open for business and welcoming visitors," Mayor Michael Kerr said.
Tourism operators are urging holidaymakers not to cancel plans to visit the region.
"Our restaurants, cafes, tour operators and accommodation are all systems go so we encourage anyone planning to pay us a visit to please drop in and stay for a while," Tourism Port Douglas Daintree chief executive Glen Hingley said.
"I promise you won't want to leave."
Crews around Port Douglas and Mossman have reconnected more than 200km of water pipelines.
But on Tuesday the council warned residents to avoid unnecessary water consumption, including taking long showers and washing clothes.
Water levels in some reservoirs had dropped "dramatically", and heavy rain and landslides on Monday night had caused issues in the treatment process.
"It is imperative that residents and businesses that are on mains supply reduce their water consumption immediately," Mr Kerr said.
"If the demand for water does not decrease, council will be compelled to implement rolling limitations and/or stopping of supply across the shire."
He asked people to avoid taking long showers, using the washing machine, filling pools and using the hose for cleaning or watering lawns.
More than 4200 property damage assessments have been completed since Jasper delivered heavy rain and damaging winds.
Twelve homes have been confirmed destroyed, 126 properties are severely damaged and 554 moderately so.
Close to 9000 residents have received financial assistance payments.
A specific hotline for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants impacted by the disaster has been set up by the federal government.
Flood warnings remain in place for the Barcoo, and Paroo Rivers, with a flood watches current for parts of the Cape York Peninsula.
Australian Associated Press