I don't know that area but shallow water may be hard to locate in your area? Hard pumping on the pitcher pump usually means that 1) you haven't reached water; 2) the well point is plugged with clay. When the 1-1/4" pipe takes water fast it usually indicates you have reached a sufficient amount of water (meaning 3 to 4 gpm). That's about all that you can pump with a pitcher pump! Unless a reasonable amount of water is reached and it rises to 30 or less feet from the top of the pump when the well is at rest you won't be able to pump it with a pitcher pump.