I have no knowledge of how high your water table is or what the soil/bedrock conditions are but up here deep wells are pretty expensive to drill. If you have a high water table a shallow well might suffice but it begs the question of quality. Whatever goes on the lawns and on the streets will end up in the groundwater that a shallow well is drawing from, and if you are in a suburban area, that could be a lot of pesticides, oil, and such. If you did put in a well, consider including a hand pump for grid down scenarios. No fuel or technology required. I have a Simple Pump unit on mine.