Wet / Dry Vac application

Hello, I am new to the group and I have a perplexing (to me anyway) question for the group.
How can I automatically drain a shop vac reservoir of its water? I would like to cut a hole in the bucket to drain the water during a \"off\" cycle. I beleive a automatic valve (24vdc) or such would suffice but is there a way to drain the bucket passively? ie. no electric solution?
The problem: I want to suck up water in a basement from a rain storm using a wet shop vac instead of a traditional sump pump installation. It is not a big leak, more of a niusence type. It only leaks on very heavy rain. Idea is to buy a wet dry vac that couples with a 5 gallon bucket from Lowes of Home Depo. Drill a hole in the bottom and install sink drain hardware. If I could cycle the power based on the bucket high and low levels, I could creat an \"off cycle\" of the vac for which the bucket could drain. Is this plausable or am I \"all wet\" on this idea?
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responding to http://www.homeownershub.com/plumbing/Wet-Dry-Vac-application-5782-.htm DA wrote:
impala1958 wrote:

The bucket has to be sealed for the vac to work. How will it suck anything through the hose if there is no negative pressure in the receiving bucket (due to the hole made in it)?
Sounds like the best solution would be to find the reason for and fix the leak.
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